SANGONeT welcomes you to our Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) section, where you will find an array of glossaries, tools and resources.
M&E activities can be defined using a number of different approaches. Without entering into a debate about which one might be the most appropriate, the SANGONeT team encourages you to explore the discipline of M&E by visiting the following website which includes some definitions of evaluation from Evalweb, USAID.
The Human Element
One of the most pressing requirements for any local nonprofit which has been tasked with conducting M&E activities is the need to ensure that the entire process is not undertaken in isolation from the community whose environment (and humanity) is being assessed. An important resource in this regard is: Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation from Massey University, NRM, 2003.
Another informative and complementary resource for those who are working in developing regions is A guide for M&E Rural Development from IFAD.Finally, A Handbook for Development Practitioners Results Based M&E from the World Bank published in 2004, provides an additional useful starting point for local nonprofits who are embarking on an M&E programme.
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