Monitoring & Evaluation

Monitoring and evaluation is an essential part of managing the performance of the projects implemented under ESAP2, particularly in determining how well the subprojects are doing and if they are meeting the aims or outcomes of the social accountability activities. This is also an important part of the project delivery, by demonstrating to the Management Agency that CSOs have been successful in implementing the tasks assigned to them.

Monitoring and evaluation are important management tools to track the progress of projects and facilitate decision-making. By closely examining social accountability initiatives implemented by CSOs, the country can design programs and activities that are effective, efficient, and yield powerful results for the community.

The Management Agency will commission woreda baseline data collection to guide program implementation. The MA will roll out a web-based reporting system for the selected CSOs. CSOs are responsible for data collection and are requested to report on a quarterly and annual basis to the Management Agency. The data collected will also help the CSOs get insights into the progress of their project, take timely informed measures if required and thus maximising sustainability of the grantees’ work to the extent possible.

How will this help the CSOs?

Monitoring and early evaluation will help the CSOs in determining how well the program is achieving its objectives of:
- increasing the involvement of citizens, communities and woreda administrators in participatory planning, budgeting and implementing the quality and quantity of access to basic public services;
- strengthening the capacity of service providers to address community and citizens’ needs;
- conducting an ongoing analysis and reporting to identify constraints and challenges faced by grantees, and make suggestions on how to address the constraints to enhance the outcomes of the program;

Undertaking the above-mentioned activities can help selected CSOs to collect the most relevant data of the social accountability activities, which will help to answer key questions that can feed into the future planning process.