Developing organisational capacity for M&E
‘Account-ability’, from the inside
A programme for organisations, supporting self-monitoring, organisational learning and development of strategic capacity and reporting ability.
Purpose and outcomes
The rise of Monitoring and evaluation (M&E), particularly a results orientation and impact evaluation, has challenged organisations to change how they manage themselves and do their work in the field.
This trend has not always enabled them to do better – or to account better for the outcome of their work.Without a deliberate strategy for developing organisational capacity to engage in M&E, the growing attention to results and evaluation risks distracting organisations, particularly those operating in the field of social development, from their work of pursuing intangible, value based and relational missions.
M&E is a reality, but it is one that must be engaged and transformed to enable and reflect the purpose of organisations and other development initiatives.
The programme offers a learning orientation to M&E and aims to support those with leadership and management responsibility, to develop responses to the current M&E environment in such a way that personal and organisational abilities to do the primary work of the organisation are strengthened.
The programme features
Anticipated outcomes and results
For pa rticipating organisations
For wider audiences
·A set of in depth, rich case studies on what it takes to integrate current M&E requirements into organisational functioning in a way that enhances strategic relevance and organisational effectiveness
·An account of learning about what it takes to support organisations to best achieve this, that can be presented as a web based or published resource guide (from CDRA)