A Blueprint for a Regional Public Goods Monitoring and Evaluation System

Sep 2011
This technical note presents a blueprint for a Monitoring and Evaluation System for the Regional Public Goods Program. The blueprint took into consideration the improvements and continued deficiencies of the monitoring and evaluation function currently applied to the RPG Program and projects, and the state of the art in monitoring and evaluation of integration programs, particularly those focused on the software aspects of integration. The scope of the proposed system includes both monitoring and evaluation of impact and performance, and auditing results and processes (or technologies). Its design follows a principled pragmatic approach, paying particular attention to the cost effectiveness of the M&E function and a balanced governance and collaborative process in each proposed activity. The strategic approach for its implementation is that of risk management orientation, with a focus on sustainability and scalability, promoting feedback and engagement, and taking advantage of self-monitoring and collaborative evaluation.