M&E Responsibilities of External M&E Agency

Responsibilities for the external M&E agency include creating an M&E framework for the entire MACP Project in consultation with the PCU and PIUs. This will include defining key process and performance monitoring indicators, data collection frequencies, and formats for collecting the relevant information.

All aspects of the Project – including technical, institutional, environmental, social, economic, financial, and procurement status will be monitored to help indicate actual achievement compared to the plans in the PIP, Environmental and Social Management framework, Procurement  and Financial Management guidelines, Project Operations Manuals and other relevant documents. The M&E framework will clearly specify data collection responsibilities of the different implementing agencies and the external consultants. The external M&E agency will be responsible for collecting data for their independent monitoring of both process and performance indicators.

The external M&E agency will also: 

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Responsibilities for the external M&E agency include creating an M&E framework for the entire MACP Project in consultation with the PCU and PIUs. This will include defining key process and performance monitoring indicators, data collection frequencies, and formats for collecting the relevant information.

All aspects of the Project – including technical, institutional, environmental, social, economic, financial, and procurement status will be monitored to help indicate actual achievement compared to the plans in the PIP, Environmental and Social Management framework, Procurement  and Financial Management guidelines, Project Operations Manuals and other relevant documents. The M&E framework will clearly specify data collection responsibilities of the different implementing agencies and the external consultants. The external M&E agency will be responsible for collecting data for their independent monitoring of both process and performance indicators.

The external M&E agency will also: 

  • Conduct the Baseline Survey for Project;
  • Develop a computerized Project Monitoring Information System (PMIS) for monitoring all MACP Project activities;
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress in the provision of critical Project inputs and activities;
  • Undertake participatory monitoring and evaluation for relevant activities through the use of community score cards, focus groups, and participatory social auditing.; (iv) evaluate progress in achieving the Project outputs and outcomes and evaluate the Project’s impact at key junctures during the Project period to assess progress towards achieving Project’s objectives;
  • Strengthen the capacity of the Project implementing agencies to monitor Project impacts and use the PMIS by providing on-the-job training;
  • Provide six-monthly M&E reports to the PCU which would summarize achievements of the preceding six months, cross-cutting issues and recommendations, and updated Project indicators and
  • Provide three comprehensive reports - the baseline survey and two impact evaluation assessments at the time of the Project midterm review and Project completion.
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