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ProPack III - The CRS Project Package: A Guide to Creating a SMILER M&E System
This guide presents an approach to developing a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system for projects supported by Catholic Relief Services (CRS). The content is derived from guidance in ProPack (CRS, 2004 and CRS, 2007) and streamlined based on experience in CRS country programs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The new approach is called SMILER: Simple Measurement of Indicators for Learning and Evidence-based Reporting.
SMILER is an approach to establishing a comprehensive M&E system. Based on the M&E planning documents in the project proposal, SMILER breaks down the tasks to develop the M&E operating system into easily understood parts. SMILER is the backbone of a project because it links the project’s objectives and their indicators to a system to collect, analyze, use, and report on data.
SMILER is an FSN Network M&E Task Force approved method.