Care for Africa Foundation Inc (CfA) ensures that it has appropriate policies governing the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) of CfA programs and projects. The MEL enables effective reporting of the impact, effectiveness and efficacy and continuous improvement of the organization and programs we deliver to our stakeholders, donors and funders.
The purpose of this policy is to guide CfA in its monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) framework and process for the organization and the programs and projects undertaken.
CfA is seeking to apply for ACFID membership and DFAT ANCP accreditation. This accreditation required a detailed assurance that CfA has good quality monitoring and evaluation systems in place which are collecting and reporting against outcome data. CfA will ensure the systems and processes operating within the organization are working towards increased development effectiveness.
This policy applies to CfA staff, officer bearers and volunteers.
“Monitoring” is the systematic collection and analysis of information as a project progress. It is aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of a project or organisation.
“Evaluation” is the comparison of actual project impacts against the agreed strategic plans. It looks at what you set out to do, at what you have accomplished, and how you accomplished it.
“Learning” is the reflection on lessons learnt from the project delivery to guide and enable continuous improvement for future project delivery.
“Efficiency” measures if the input into the work is appropriate in terms of the output. “Effectiveness” is the measure of the extent to which a project achieves the specific objectives it set. “Impact” measures how the project made a difference to the problem it was aiming to address.
“Those who are vulnerable” means those who are affected by the intersecting drivers of marginalisation and exclusion, including but not restricted to race, religion, ethnicity, indigeneity, disability, age, displacement, caste, gender, gender identity, sexuality, sexual orientation, poverty, class and socio-economic status.
Shapiro. J, Monitoring and Evaluation, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, South Africa
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian NGO Cooperation Program – Monitoring, Evaluation And Learning Framework, 2012.
CFA-P23.V1 Monitoring, evaluation & learning policy – Effective Date: 26 August 2020 Document
Approved By: Board of Management.
Controlled Document — Printed Versions are not controlled. CFA