We offer expertise and innovative performance and context monitoring services to help clients plan, collect, and use the evidence they need to improve their development work.
Monitoring provides structured, routine data to inform implementation and adapt development interventions for increased effectiveness. This regular tracking and examination of implementation, results, and environmental changes provides rapid feedback that funders and implementers need to assess progress and refine their strategies and programming.
We provide Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) system design, data quality assessments, remote and third-party monitoring, and data verification. For recurrent monitoring tasks, we create automated tools and set up of user-friendly dashboards to help systems work more efficiently. We develop internal capacity through mentorship on practical approaches to ensure sustainability in the monitoring process. A focus on understanding each client’s needs helps us develop systems and processes that enable accountability and adaptive management through performance and context monitoring, and with our cadre of experts, we ensure monitoring data delivers evidence needed to improve results.
We have helped our clients set up systems and integrate monitoring data to make their work more efficient or effective. We are a leader in working with clients to monitor the effectiveness of their strategy and have partnered with foundations, the U.S. Government, and others to establish monitoring plans. For one client we designed a custom online database to consolidate, organize, and analyze information, which included performance monitoring data across a large and complex portfolio. For another client, we set up an interactive online dashboard that integrated secondary context data with project level monitoring and GIS data which helped the client make evidence-based decisions more swiftly in the face of external shocks.