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Entries in M and E (52)

Wednesday
Jan222014

Using Feedback and Response Mechanisms for Development Programming in Zimbabwe

Using Feedback and Response Mechanisms for Development Programming in Zimbabwe   

Feedback and response mechanisms provide a way for poor and vulnerable people to improve the programs that affect their lives. The international community is now realizing the importance of incorporating such mechanisms in development programs, not just in programs that respond to emergencies.

This fact sheet describes results and lessons learned from a food security program that used feedback and response mechanisms in a development context.

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Wednesday
Aug142013

Communication Toolbox: Practical Guidance for Program Managers to Improve Communication With Participants and Community Members

Communication Toolbox: Practical Guidance for Program Managers to Improve Communication With Participants and Community Members   

The Communication Toolbox offers practical guidance for program managers who want to communicate more effectively with program participants and community members.

Download the complete publication (PDF, 1.8 MB, 60 pages) or choose individual tools:

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Monday
Jun032013

M&E in a Complex Operating Environment: Learning From CRS in Malawi

M&E in a Complex Operating Environment: Learning From CRS in Malawi   

This paper is based on a learning exercise concerning the monitoring and evaluation system for a five-year, $80-million program in Malawi. The paper explains how the SMILER M&E system has succeeded and what lessons CRS learned from the experience.

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Tuesday
Apr232013

Why to Use SMILER for Monitoring and Evaluation

Why to Use SMILER for Monitoring and Evaluation   

SMILER is a practical and comprehensive approach for setting up a monitoring and evaluation system. This overview of SMILER is intended for CRS staff and staff at other relief and development organizations. It includes lessons learned from a five-year, $80-million program in Malawi.

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Monday
Apr082013

Guidance on Participatory Assessments

Guidance on Participatory Assessments   

This handbook offers guidance on how to use participatory methods to conduct needs assessments.

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Monday
Apr082013

Guidance on Monitoring and Evaluation

Guidance on Monitoring and Evaluation   

This handbook provides guidance for designing and implementing a monitoring and evaluation system. The standards in the handbook provide practical quality-control considerations for individual components of an M&E system.

This document complements CRS' Monitoring and Evaluation Standards, which provides global M&E standards for high-level overarching commitments.

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Thursday
Apr042013

How SMILER Makes M&E More Effective

How SMILER Makes Monitoring and Evaluation More Effective   

SMILER is a practical and comprehensive approach for developing a project's monitoring and evaluation system. It has been endorsed by TOPS, a technical-support agency funded by USAID.

In Malawi, Catholic Relief Services and eight partners used SMILER to design an M&E system for a five-year, $80-million program.

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Monday
Apr012013

Materials about the SMILER monitoring and evaluation system in Malawi

Background materials about implementing the SMILER monitoring and evaluation system in Malawi   

Monitoring and evaluation staff from Catholic Relief Services and nine partners used the SMILER system to implement a five-year agriculture and health program in Malawi, the Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement (WALA) project.

Learn about the program's M&E system

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Saturday
Feb162013

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning in Emergencies: A Resource Pack for Simple and Strong MEAL

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning in Emergencies: A Resource Pack for Simple and Strong MEAL   

This resource pack offers practical advice about how to implement a system for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) in emergencies. It provides

  • standards for MEAL in emergencies,
  • an overview of informal and formal monitoring,
  • guidance on how to conduct monitoring and evaluation,
  • ways to use the results to improve programs and
  • checklists, discussion guides, forms and other tools.

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Tuesday
Oct092012

Using Globally Accepted Indicator Templates in Peacebuilding M&E

  

This presentation takes stock of the peacebuilding field's progress in project design, monitoring and evaluation. It describes some benefits and challenges of using globally accepted indicators, and it provides an example of how to implement the indicators.

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Friday
Oct052012

The Baldrige Model for Performance Excellence

  

This presentation outlines the key components of the Baldrige Model for Performance Excellence and its assessment methodology. It also presents the results for a microfinance institution in Burkina Faso and the lessons learned through the MISION Africa project.

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Wednesday
Jul252012

Webinar on SMILER: Simple Measurement of Indicators and Learning for Evidence-Based Reporting

This webinar introduces CRS' approach to creating systems for monitoring and evaluation. It is based on CRS’ ProPack series, which provides step-by-step instructions for designing programs that meet SMILER’s standards.

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Wednesday
Jun062012

CRS Haiti Accountability Framework

This accountability framework, drawing from CRS’ guiding principles, Catholic social teaching and other recognized accountability frameworks, defines what CRS Haiti is working toward in terms of being accountable to our program participants and communities where we work. It is applicable to emergency and development programs and relevant for all staff.

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Wednesday
Jun062012

Cadre de redevabilité du CRS-Haïti

Ce cadre de redevabilité tiré des principes fondamentaux du CRS, de la doctrine sociale de l’Église et d’autres cadres de redevabilité reconnus, défi nit ce à quoi le CRS-Haïti travaille en termes de redevabilité envers les participants à nos programmes et envers les communautés où nous travaillons. Il est applicable aux programmes d’urgence et de développement et il est utile pour tout le personnel.

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Wednesday
Jun062012

Marco de Rendición de Cuentas de CRS-Haití

Este marco de rendición de cuentas, con base en los principios que guían a CRS, la Doctrina Social de la fe católica y otros marcos reconocidos de rendición de cuentas, defi ne lo qué CRS-Haití está haciendo para lograr rendir cuentas a las personas que participan en sus programas y a las comunidades donde trabajamos. Es aplicable a los programas de emergencia y de desarrollo y es relevante para todo el personal.

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