February 2012 - Internet Resources Digest


Resources on Monitoring and Evaluation

Internet Resources Digest
February 2012

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Resources on Monitoring and Evaluation

Guides and ToolKits

Making evaluations matter: A practical guide for evaluators

From the Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen University & Research centre, The Netherlands. This guide is primarily for evaluators working in the international development sector.

WHO Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

The guidelines have been developed in close collaboration with other international agencies and organizations, and major donors with strong country inputs. The focus is on national level monitoring

MEASURE Evaluation

MEASURE Evaluation is the USAID Global Health Bureau's primary vehicle for supporting improvements in monitoring and evaluation in population, health and nutrition worldwide. They help to identify data needs, collect and analyze technically sound data, and use that data for health decision making. The website contains a range of publications and tools.

UNAIDS Monitoring and evaluation guidance and tools

  • 12 Components M&E System Assessment - Guidelines to support preparation, implementation and follow up activities

 It provides step-by-step instructions, as well as a structured questionnaire that can be used to guide the assessment process. These Guidelines are meant for both the facilitators of such national HIV M&E system assessments and for those individuals and organisations who participate in such an assessment process at the national level, decentralised government level and the HIV service delivery level.

  • 12 Components M&E System Strengthening Tool

The tool facilitates the identification of strengths and weaknesses in the national HIV M&E system and the prioritization of system strengthening activities

  • Planning Tool for Developing a Digital Library of M&E Resources

The Planning Tool has two purposes: 1) To provide guidance to current owners and future developers of a digital library on the range of issues to be addressed in usability and user-friendliness of the library and 2) To provide a list of questions to help organizations brainstorm if they can and should invest their resources in developing a digital library

  • Indicator Standards and Assessment Tool

This MERG tool consists of a set of agreed indicator standards that are relevant at the national level for program managers and service providers

  • Guidance HIV M&E Capacity-building

This guidance aims to assist national AIDS programmes in the planning and implementation of M&E capacity-building activities, at the different multi-sectoral levels.

  • Guidelines for Developing Terms of Reference for Prevention Evaluation

This guidance can be used to facilitate the planning of evaluations for HIV prevention, discussions on the design of these evaluations, and the drafting of TOR to guide such assessments.

  • Monitoring and Evaluation Fundamentals: Basic Terminology and Frameworks for Monitoring and Evaluation

 Although the series uses HIV as its focus, the M&E fundamentals are also relevant to other areas of public health and development. It is intended to provide the very basics: a concise explanation of the commonly used terms and frameworks in current M&E practice to encourage a common understanding between M&E professionals, policy-makers and program managers alike

  • Monitoring and Evaluation Fundamentals: An Introduction to Indicators

 It is designed to provide the basic information required to understand the components and the use of indicators in the monitoring and evaluation of the AIDS epidemic and response

  • Monitoring and Evaluation Fundamentals: A National Evaluation Agenda for HIV
  • Glossary of M&E Terminology
  • Strategic Guidance for the Evaluation of HIV prevention programmes


Community Monitoring & Evaluation

Community monitoring and evaluation (CME) is a process through which communities measure the quantity and quality of public services and other government activities.

UNICEF Child and youth participation resource guide

Tools and examples of Monitoring and evaluation with Children

Framework For The Assessment OF ICT Pilot Projects

This handbook, commissioned by infoDev and prepared by a team at GAMOS, reviews the experience of infoDev and others in supporting ICT pilot projects in developing countries, and proposes a framework for assessing the effectiveness of these pilot projects. It provides guidance not only on how to design effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) components of ICT pilot projects, but also on how to go "beyond" traditional M&E to develop more forward-looking evidence of the potential broader impact of such pilot projects if taken to a larger scale.


Resource Collections

The Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC) Guide

The Governance and Social Development Resource Centre provides cutting-edge knowledge services on demand and online. It aims to help reduce poverty by informing policy and practice in relation to governance, conflict and social development. The GSDRC is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). This gateway guide is designed to point readers to the most useful, credible and up-to-date resources available on the internet in relation to monitoring and evaluation in a development context. It was updated in June 2010.

General guides to monitoring and evaluation

Compiled by the  Charities Evaluation Services - the UK's leading provider of support and advice on quality and evaluation systems for the voluntary sector.

Journals and News

Monitoring and Evaluation NEWS

A news service focusing on developments in monitoring and evaluation methods relevant to development programmes with social development objectives. Managed by Rick Davies, since 1997

Evaluation Exchange 

The Evaluation Exchange is a periodical that contains new lessons and emerging strategies for evaluating programs and policies, particularly those focused on children, families, and communities. Free access

Journal of Development Effectiveness

Its aim is to support evidence-based policy making to enhance development effectiveness. It is publishing papers reporting evidence of the impact of projects, programs and policies in developing countries, and discussions of experience in conducting impact evaluations and using their findings to inform policy and program design.

Training materials

Global Health eLearning Center

The USAID Global Health eLearning Center offers a menu of courses that learners from many disciplines and positions can use to expand their knowledge in key public health areas and access important up-to-date technical information. The eLearning Center is available at no cost to learners and can be accessed 24 hours a day from any place in the world.

  • M&E Frameworks for HIV/AIDS Programs
  • M&E Fundamentals
  • PEPFAR Next Generation Indicator Guidance


Standards for a Competency-based Approach to Monitoring and Evaluation Curricula & Training

This MERG document provides standards for M&E capacity building. It addresses the essential competencies for those in M&E leadership positions, covering both technical and managerial competencies; and standards for the development and implementation of M&E curricula/ trainings aiming to improve M&E competencies. The competencies and standards can be used by individuals working in M&E leadership positions and organisations developing and/or providing M&E curricula/trainings.

MEASURE Evaluation online courses

MEASURE Evaluation makes free online courses on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) topics available for researchers, program managers, trainers, policy makers, students, and other public health professionals.

Related AIHA Resources

AIHA M&E Toolkit for New Partners

AIHA Twinning Partnership Toolkit

Women's Wellness Center (WWC) Assessment Report
The assessment report of AIHA's network of partnership-developed Women's Wellness Centers (WWCs) represents one example of AIHA monitoring and evaluation activities designed to achieve learning and promote quality.

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