Responsibility for monitoring and evaluation

It is important to know who has responsibility for monitoring and evaluation, and at what level these activities are taking place, and how the evidence produced can be used to bring about positive changes to practice.

Activity 2.3: Knowing who has responsibility for monitoring and evaluation

Read the case study below and then answer the questions.

The East African Centre for the Empowerment of Women and Children (EACEWC) offers both education and health programmes in villages and communities. The Community Health Worker Programme consisted of a staff of ten health workers who went door-to-door each day to educate people about healthy practices, such as safe food handling and ways to prevent malaria. The first stage of the programme was evaluated as being successful because it reached 21,352 people in 6,745 homes in a single year. The initial success of the programme meant that it was integrated into the Kenyan government’s Community Health Plan, and the second stage involved training 50 volunteer Community Health Workers to expand the work and ensure it was less reliant on paid health workers.

  1. Who do you think was responsible for monitoring?
  2. Who was responsible for evaluation?
  3. Who was responsible for making decisions?

Compare your answers to those at the end of the study session.

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Planning for evaluation

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