Monitoring and evaluation

As a results-oriented cooperation mechanism, our focus is on delivering results that positively impact citizens and institutions. This goes hand-in-hand with our emphasis on mutual accountability of and towards all partners, and was backed by a rigorous monitoring and evaluation system which helps us to learn and improve decision making.

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) identifies trends, measures changes, and captures knowledge to improve programmmes’ performance and increase transparency. We give priority to management for development results, and engage in a continuous monitoring and evaluation process that provided feedback to programme interventions and contributed to knowledge creation and management.

The aim is to assess effects and progress in terms of advances towards the generation of public policies and improvements in people’s livelihood, focusing on programme outcomes and not just activities.

All joint programmes are responsible for designing their own M&E framework, including quantitative and qualitative baseline indicators, and for ensuring that a final evaluation of the joint programme is undertaken.

In addition, the SDG Fund Secretariat has established a Monitoring and Evaluation framework with key indicators that will allow us to obtain a comprehensive overview of our contribution to sustainable development.

The main elements of this framework consist of:

  • Joint programme biannual monitoring reports that provide information against a set of indicators relevant to specific programme areas, collaborative “ONE UN” efforts, and on national ownership.
  • Mid-term narrative reports of all joint programmes which aims to improve programmes during their implementation period.
  • Final evaluations upon completion of each of the joint programme, which assesses the final performance of the programme.
  • Final narrative reports on our joint programmes, assessing results against expected outcomes and outputs and gathering best practices and important lessons learned.