Monitoring and reporting
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Monitoring and reporting
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Monitoring and reporting
A framework for introducing an integrated approach to evaluation

The big idea

Monitoring and evaluation should be a core element of any business. It is arguably even more crucial during turbulent times when sound decision making is vital and you may need to change direction quickly. It should form an integral part of your strategic planning. Then you can ensure your monitoring systems are developed up front rather than having to think about your effectiveness and performance retrospectively.

Purpose

The purpose of this tool is to allow you to consider the monitoring and reporting needs for your business. A strong monitoring and reporting system will help you to:

  • Be clear about what you are trying to achieve and stay on course
  • Produce evidence of performance against your stated targets or outcomes
  • Recognise interdependencies between projects and business activities
  • Remain flexible
  • Recognise key decision points
  • Communicate evidence-based achievements to stakeholders and beneficiaries

The Tool