3.1.1 Steps in designing a monitoring and evaluation system
|Programme design and establishment of indicators||
|Assess M&E capacity||
|Plan for data collection and analysis||
|Plan for reporting, feedback and use of results||
Source: Adapted from IFRC M&E handbook, 2002
The main tool to measure performance or an emergency response programme against standards is the CARE Humanitarian Accountability Framework, and Benchmarks for Humanitarian Responses (often referred to as ‘Benchmarks’) (available at Chapter 32 Quality and accountability). These benchmarks are designed to represent a mixture of core standards viewed by CARE as a priority as well as common ‘lessons unlearned’ or critical gaps that appear frequently during evaluations or AARs of CARE emergency operations. These benchmarks should be used to inform development of monitoring and evaluation systems.
For the monitoring of CARE supported interventions in areas to which CARE has no or little access to and/or works exclusively through partners CARE applies a collaborative approach to remote monitoring.