Best Practices in Monitoring and Evaluation: Lessons from the USAID Turkey Population Program

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Year: 2001


This 45-page document contains best practices drawn from the USAID Turkey monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plan. Best practices from this report include: linking M&E to strategic plans and workplans; focusing on efficiency and cost-effectiveness; employing a participatory approach to monitoring progress, utilizing both international and local expertise, disseminative results widely; using data from multiple sources; and facilitating data use for program improvement. The conclusions emerging from the USAID Turkey M&E experience are that: 1) M&E is a program asset, not a burden; 2) Local ownership is fundamental to increased utilization and sustainability; and 3) leadership continuation and commitment is necessary.

Filed under: Monitoring