Asia Regional Evaluation Summit: Building M&E Capacity of Community-based Organizations
USAID’s Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA) and the United Nations Evaluation Development Group for Asia and the Pacific (UNEDAP) hosted the “Asia Regional Evaluation Summit” last week at the USAID Asia Regional Training Center in Bangkok. Nearly 100 development professionals, representing 15 countries, from NGOs, universities, regional organizations, USAID and the UN, attended the Summit.
There were three presentations during this session by Pact Thailand, IRI, and ACDI/VOCA. Pact’s model involves stakeholders throughout the M&E cycle from logic model development, design of data collection methods/tools, data analysis/interpretation, and data use. IRI’s model employs Theory of Change and Theory of Action to develop M&E workplan; define indicators; and plan for process, strategy, and participatory utilization evaluations through consistent reviews and analysis of the set indicators. ACDI/VOCA used a joint M&E system assessment between ACDI/VOCA and its implementing partners as a tool to inform the needs and processes for data quality improvement.