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USAID’s Experience and Lessons Learned in Approaches used in Monitoring and Evaluating Capacity Building Activities . Duane Muller, USAID November 7, 2008 UNFCCC Meeting on Experiences with Performance Indicators for Monitoring and Evaluation of Capacity Building Rio De Janeiro, Brazil .

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USAID’s Experience and Lessons Learned in Approaches used in Monitoring and Evaluating Capacity Building Activities

Duane Muller, USAID

November 7, 2008

UNFCCC Meeting on Experiences with Performance Indicators for

Monitoring and Evaluation of Capacity Building

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

usg commitment to capacity building
USG COMMITMENT TO CAPACITY BUILDING
  • Integral to development programs
  • Country driven approach
  • Useful lessons at the project level
performance management1
PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

The systematic process of:

  • Monitoring the results of activities
  • Collecting and analyzing performance information
  • Evaluating program performance
  • Using performance information
  • Communicating results
managing for results
MANAGING FOR RESULTS
  • Performance Indicators
    • Scale or dimension
  • Standard Indicators
    • Combination of output and outcome indicators
    • Measure direct, intended results
  • Custom Indicators
    • Meaningful outcome measures
characteristics of good indicators
Direct measures

Objective

Plausible attribution

Practical

Disaggregated

Quantitative

CHARACTERISTICS OF GOOD INDICATORS
monitoring evaluation

Monitoring & Evaluation

Different but complementary roles at USAID

monitoring and evaluation
MONITORING

Clarify program objectives

Link project activities to their resources/objectives

Translate into measurable indicators/set targets

Collect data on indicators

Report on progress

EVALUATION

Analyzes why and how intended results were/were not achieved

Assesses contributions of activities to results

Examines results not easily measured

Explores unintended results

Provides lessons learned/recommendations

MONITORING AND EVALUATION
experiences with monitoring

EXPERIENCES WITH MONITORING

USAID’s lessons learned

8 step process to collect monitoring data
8 step process to collect monitoring data
  • Indicators/Definitions
  • Data source
  • Method: data collection
  • Frequency: data collection

5) Responsibilities: acquiring data

6) Data analysis plans

7) Plans for evaluations

8) Plans for reporting/using performance information

experiences with evaluation

EXPERIENCES WITH EVALUATION

USAID’s Lessons Learned

evaluation powerful learning tool
EVALUATION= POWERFUL LEARNING TOOL
  • Identifies lessons learned
  • Improves quality of capacity building efforts
  • Critical to understanding performance
  • Retrospective
analytical side of project management
Analyzes why and how intended results were/were not achieved

Assesses contributions of activities to results

Examines results not easily measured

Explores unintended results

Provides lessons learned/recommendations

ANALYTICAL SIDE OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT
traditional evaluation
TRADITIONAL EVALUATION
  • Donor focused and ownership of evaluation
  • Stakeholders often don’t participate
  • Focus is on accountability
  • Predetermined design
  • Formal evaluation methods
  • Independent/third party evaluators
participatory evaluation
PARTICIPATORY EVALUATION
  • Participant focus and ownership
  • Broad range of stakeholders participate
  • Design is flexible
  • Focus on learning
assessments
ASSESSMENTS
  • Quick and flexible
  • Trends and dynamics
  • Broader than evaluations
methodologies for evaluations
METHODOLOGIES FOR EVALUATIONS
  • Scope of Work (SOW)
  • Interviews
  • Documentation Reviews
  • Field Visits
  • Key informant interviews
  • Focus group interviews
  • Community group interviews
  • Direct observation
  • Mini surveys
  • Case studies
  • Village imaging
successful evaluations lessons learned
SUCCESSFUL EVALUATIONS= LESSONS LEARNED
  • Making the decision to evaluate
  • Ensuring Scope of Work is well thought-out
  • Finding the appropriate team
  • Ensuring the results are used
part goals procedures and results
PART: Goals, Procedures and Results
  • Reviewing performance of US government programs
    • Program purpose and design
    • Strategic planning
    • Program management
    • Results
  • Standard questionnaire called PART
  • Results in an assessment and plan for improvement
part ratings
PART RATINGS

Performing

  • Effective
  • Moderately effective
  • Adequate

Not Performing

  • Ineffective
  • results not demonstrated
conclusions
Conclusions
  • Lessons learned/best practices for M&E
  • Project Level experiences
    • Cost effective
    • Timely
    • Ensure data is used
  • National experience= PART
  • Country driven approach to capacity building
    • Paris Declaration on AID Effectiveness
additional resources
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Development Experience Clearinghouse

  • http://dec.usaid.gov

Performance Management

  • A Guide to Developing and Implementing Performance Management Plans

http://www.usaid.gov/policy/ads/200/200sbn.doc

Evaluation Documents

  • Preparing an Evaluation Scope of Work

http://www.usaid.gov/pubs/usaid_eval/pdf_docs/pnaby207.pdf

  • Conducting a Participatory Evaluation

http://www.usaid.gov/pubs/usaid_eval/pdf_docs/pnabs539.pdf

  • Constructing an Evaluation Report

http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PNADI500.pdf

  • Conducting Key Informant Interviews

http://www.usaid.gov/pubs/usaid_eval/pdf_docs/pnabs541.pdf

PART

- http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/part/

- http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/expectmore/

for further information
For further information:

Duane Muller

USAID

EGAT/ESP/GCC

Tel 1-202-712-5304

Fax 1-202-216-3174

Email: dmuller@usaid.gov

Website: www.usaid.gov

Keyword: climate change