- and Evaluation (M&E) for the MACP contains three distinct but interrelated aspects:
- Whether the implementing departments / agencies regularly monitor and report on the project’s physical and financial inputs and outputs.
- An independent M&E Agency (hired as consultants for the duration of the project) will concurrently monitor and evaluate project processes, approaches, institutions and quantify short term output/outcome impacts.
- The independent M&E Agency will also carry out the baseline survey and the evaluations of the project’s outcomes and impacts at the mid-term review and prior to the project completion.
(iii) Establishment of a computerized Project Management Information System (PMIS).
a. The PMIS system will provide suitable flexible interactive user-friendly tools to allow collation of inputs from various implementing agencies, produce standard reports, allow specialized queries to track all aspects of project progress (including physical and financial progress and project impacts) at any time.
b. The PMIS will monitor all key inputs and activities under the project including the procurement and financial management aspects.
- Project M&E mechanisms will emphasize stakeholder participation and will be designed to facilitate rapid identification of shortcomings and problem areas and facilitate mid-term corrections, where ever necessary, to project design and/ or implementation arrangements to enhance the prospect of the project meeting its developmental objectives.
- M&E Responsibilities of the PCU: The PCU will have the operational responsibility for planning and coordinating M&E activities for the entire project. The PCU will also be responsible for:
1. Analysis of all project-level M&E information and generation of regular M&E reports.
2. Updating key performance indicators by consolidating information provided by the different implementing agencies and the external M&E agency.
3. Conducting independent field visits to monitor implementation and outputs of selected project activities.
4. Commissioning special M&E studies, as needed.
5. Maintaining the PMIS.
6. Identifying bottlenecks and corrective actions, if needed.
7. Documenting success stories.
8. Regular reporting to the