monitoring and evaluation

Synonyms

M&E

Definition

M&E is the process by which data are collected and analyzed in order to provide information to policy makers and others for use in program planning and project management. Monitoring focuses on the implementation process and progress towards the achievement of program objectives. Evaluation measures how well the program activities have met expected objectives and/or the extent to which changes in outcomes can be attributed to the program. This process should happen throughout the life of a project, not just at the end. (Wikipedia)