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
Sub-Regional Workshop for GEF Focal Points
East and Southern Africa
25-27 June 2008, Windhoek, Namibia
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
It is very important for Focal Points to participate in and be informed of Monitoring and Evaluation in their countries.
There is no prescribed role for the Focal Points in Monitoring and Evaluation – it depends in the institutional setting, capacity and portfolio scope, size.
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 –
→ M&E is linked to improving results and performance
- which is linked to countries RAF allocations..
Monitoring & Evaluation is linked to improving results and performance - which is linked to countries RAF allocations…