Monitoring and Evaluation
Although it is the responsibility of the donor to carry out monitoring and evaluation of the project, it usually seeks the plan from the implementing NGO about it.
Monitoring and evaluation enable a constant check on the activities and helps review the progress made at every step. Monitoring should be an integral part of the project
implementation; in fact, there should be an internal mechanism to monitor the results, risks, assumptions, and performance regularly through meetings and submission reports.
Management Information Systems (MIS) is often used as a mechanism to undertake to monitor. The baseline information is critical to the monitoring process. Involving external entities such as donors, government people, consultants, etc in monitoring would give a good opportunity to collect feedback, provide exposure to the work, and also explore new options. Evaluation is carried out by an external agency during the mid-term or in the end part of the project