What is an M&E plan?
What is an M&E plan? A monitoring and evaluation plan details the logical framework, indicators, tools that will be utilized when operationalizing the monitoring and evaluation system. During the planning exercise, it becomes very vital to have present an M&E plan that has been developed using participatory means.
Programs that are bringing development to communities will find it easier when M&E interventions are documented for the smooth running of an organization. Periodic training is required for all programme personnel to also familiarize themselves with the Monitoring and evaluation framework.
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when a project commences, it is always necessary to conduct a baseline survey. By doing this survey a project manager will be best able to understand the baseline situation (or situation prior to project implementation). Community based interventions are usually long term in duration and to be best able to inform project management on the successes over a period of time, it is very necessary to conduct a baseline. Methodologies on conducting such surveys vary however, when proper approaches are employed then benchmarks can easily be set that can be used to measure progress over subsequent years.
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