Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) are core responsibilities of American Red Cross and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) program managers and help ensure quality in our programming. Monitoring and Evaluation Planning is one in a series of M&E training and capacity-building modules that the American Red Cross and CRS have agreed to collaborate on under their respective Institutional Capacity Building Grants. These modules are designed to respond to field-identified needs for specific guidance and tools that did not appear to be available in existing publications. Although examples in the modules focus on Title II programming, the guidance and tools provided have value beyond the food-security realm.
This Monitoring and Evaluation Planning module is intended to provide concise guidance to develop a comprehensive M&E system for international humanitarian relief and development programs. It covers the key planning documents and processes needed to set up and implement an M&E system for project planning, implementation, and evaluation. It is designed for use by M&E specialists, managers of humanitarian and development programs, and decision makers responsible for program oversight and funding.
Our intention in writing the Monitoring and Evaluation Planning module was to provide concise guidance to readers to develop a comprehensive M&E system for international humanitarian relief and development programs.