Tracking national portfolios and assessing results. Sub-Regional Workshop for GEF Focal Points East and Southern Africa 25-27 June 2008, Windhoek, Namibia. Presentation Outline. Monitoring & Evaluation Role of Focal Points in M&E Tracking the Portfolio: Tools & Approaches
Tracking national portfolios and assessing results
Sub-Regional Workshop for GEF Focal Points
East and Southern Africa
25-27 June 2008, Windhoek, Namibia
Monitoring & Evaluation
Role of Focal Points in M&E
Role depends on country specific circumstances →
- Country capacity
Portfolio scope and size (number of projects)
What are some of the potential roles and responsibilities in M&E?
Keeping track of GEF support at the national level
Promoting use of evaluation recommendations and lessons learned, particularly in new project proposals
Supporting and ensuring dissemination of GEF M&E information
Keeping stakeholders informed and consulted in plans, implementation and results of country GEF M&E activities
Assisting the Evaluation Office, as the first point of entry into a country, during evaluations: identifying major relevant stakeholders, coordinating meetings, assisting with agendas –coordinating country responses to these evaluations
Key Message 1:
It is very important for Focal Points to participate in and be informed of Monitoring and Evaluation in their countries.
Key Message 2:
There is no prescribed role for the Focal Points in Monitoring and Evaluation – it depends in the institutional setting, capacity and portfolio scope, size.
Tracking the Portfolio: Tools & Approaches
M&E of the portfolio:
Creating a simple tracking system for GEF projects (see next slide).
Including the GEF Support in national tracking system of international grants/loans.
Reporting GEF achievements against national development goals and objectives (MDGs? Reporting to Conventions?)
Establishing a close collaboration with GEF Agencies M&E officer and projects managers.
Exchanging experiences and information in workshops – both sub-regional and national.
Supporting annual workshops to discuss project implementation, experiences and lessons and results with key GEF players in the country.
Portfolio Tracking System –
Role of M&E in implementation of the RAF
→ M&E is linked to improving results and performance
- which is linked to countries RAF allocations..
Key Message 3:
Monitoring & Evaluation is linked to improving results and performance - which is linked to countries RAF allocations…
Monitoring: Issues for Discussion