Monitoring & Evaluation
Governments and donors are very much interested in the impacts resulting from the application of development initiatives and programs. M&E services are highly required to ensure the achievement of objectives, examine compliance with timeframes and estimate the extent of positive effects.
Our expertise covers the development of both theory and practice in monitoring and evaluation methodology and our wealth of knowledge and experience allow us to provide a comprehensive set of monitoring and evaluation services.
On the organizational level, we assist enterprises in the design, management and review of monitoring systems on both the project and/or enterprise level. We are also able to provide governments with M&E systems for public sector management and strategies.
Our approach to M&E is not only focused on quantitative analysis and reporting achievements, but rather, based on a multidisciplinary approach where we connect technical processes with social, economic, and institutional factors. We ask the questions: what has been achieved, and why has there been success or failure? What implications are inherent, and how can they be addressed? As a result, we have successfully built our portfolio of effective qualitative methodologies and techniques that have impacted organizations and communities throughout the region.
Tracer Studies and Impact Assessment:
Long-term projects have gradual direct effects, while the impact is cumulative. Tracer studies are designed and carried out to measure the residual effect or impact on certain segment or sector after the project ends, to take decisions and learn lessons for future improvement.
Our services include tracing the positive effect and the current status after several years of the program, and estimating the positive or negative impact on the targeted segment or sector.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
M&E systems and tools are developed based on the internationally accepted log-frame model and its versions which are adopted by different donors and organizations, and regarded as part of Project Cycle Management principles. CSRD works with national and international entities to evaluate the results and outcomes of support and development projects, based on the measurement of five elements: Efficiency, Effectiveness, Relevance, Impact and Sustainability.
Gap Assessment and Diagnostic Studies:
Decision-makers and strategic planners need up-to-date information and comparison studies including projections in order to set development plans and policies. The gap assessment indicates the qualitative and quantitative aspects to be fulfilled or created to bridge the gap between the current situation and the desired situation.
To assess the development and improvement needs of organizations, CSRD Consulting implements a reliable mechanism in detecting and investigating the actual weaknesses and internal gaps using a set of tools and methods tailored to your company’s needs.