Euforic News Flash, 13 January 2006.
Approaches to monitoring and evaluation (M&E) are changing in response to changes taking place in development as a whole. The introduction of sector-wide approaches and budget support are two recent developments that call for innovative M&E systems.
In addition, the appearance of a number of global initiatives, such as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Global Funds, together with a renewed focus on poverty reduction, are also playing their part in the development of new evaluation approaches.
At the same time, the trend away from bilateral towards multilateral aid mechanisms and partnerships will influence the practice of evaluation in the coming years. These changes represent a considerable challenge to M&E.
Read this informative article by Jurrien Toonen and Rob van Poelje on the Euforic website.