The first DRC MEL Minimum Operational Procedure states that: DRC operations have a clearly defined and documented M&E system. In order to comply with this MELMOP you need to ensure that three measures are taken:
- Describe the country or regional M&E System in relation to the DRC programme management cycle using the DRC M&E System Checklist
- A MEL Compliance Self Check is performed annually
- DRC projects and programmes have developed a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan using a DRC MEP Guideline
In the System Library you will find all the documents you need to refer to in order to carry out the three measures above. These documents are placed under Relevant DRC MEL Programme Handbook Documents.
Under the remaining headings you will find relevant information on good practice when developing M&E systems and monitoring projects. For instance, you can find examples of indicator tracking tools from DRC operations.
For definitions of monitoring, evaluation and any other M&E related terms please refer to the OECD DAC glossary under Relevant DRC MEL Programme Handbook Documents.
If you think anything is missing or if you have a good guideline or tool to share send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will upload it to the library.
Relevant DRC MEL Programme Handbook Documents
OECD DAC Glossary of key terms in Evaluation and RBM
Glossary of key terms in evaluation and result based management to be used when describing your M&E system.
MEL SYS 7.5 DRC MEL Framework
An introduction to the core components of the DRC MEL Framework.
DRC Template for Monitoring and Evaluation Plans
A simple template to develop monitoring and evaluation plans for projects.
MELMOPs in relation to the Project Cycle
A one page oveview of how M&E is placed in relation to the humanitarian project cycle.
A one page overview of the DRC Minimum Operational Procedures for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning. The page clarifies actions and responsibilities in relation to the MELMOPs.
DRC MELMOPs in French
A one page overview in french of the DRC Minimum Operational Procedures for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning. The page clarifies actions and responsibilities in relation to the MELMOPs
MEL in the DRC Project Cycle in French
A one page oveview in french of how M&E is placed in relation to the humanitarian project cycle.
DRC Country Office M&E System Checklist
Monitoring and evaluation is project management and essential for those who manage anything from a small project component to an entire operation. Setting up a good Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) system requires careful thinking. It needs to take into consideration the working context, the information needs, the resources available to maintain the system and process the data and information collected. Therefore keeping it simple is paramount.
DRC MEP Guidance note
As part of rolling out the DRC annual reporting and Planning Framework (ARPF), all DRC programs are required to prepare so-called Monitoring and Evaluation Plans (MEPs). The note below briefly summarizes both key elements and processes associated with MEPs.
Planning and Reporting
Example DRC MEL Support Mission ToR
Example of DRC MEL Support Mission ToR.
DRC Checklist for grant kick off meeting
A DRC M&E checklist for preparing for a grant opening meeting.
DRC Agenda for grant kick off meeting
A DRC non - M&E specific agenda for a grant opening meeting.
Logical Frameworks and Indicator Guidance
A short guide on how to develop relevant indicators
A short guide on how to develop relevant indicators for your project and monitoring and evaluation plans. Developed by INTRAC
Guide to using logical frameworks
A Sida guide on how to develop and use logical frameworks for project management.
DRC Logical Framework Approach Guide
A DRC introduction to use of the Logical framework approach (LFA)
DRC Tools, Methods and Data Collection Guidance
Key questions to ask before doing M&E!
A simple guide to key quesitons to consider before you start collecting data. Developed by INTRAC
A DRC Panel Approach to Outcome Monitoring
This note gives a brief introduction to the use of panels to monitor project outcomes.
Strengthening MEL in DRC
DRC MEL System Review
A Review of the DRC MEL System performed by Nigel Simister, INTRAC, in December 2015.
DRC MEL Progress Report 2014
This reports gives a short overivew to the work on strenghenting monitoring, evaluation and learning in DRC in 2013 and 2014.
DRC MEL Progress Report 2015
This reports gives a short overivew to the work on strenghenting monitoring, evaluation and learning in DRC in 2014 and 2015.
M&E Systems for Complex Organisations
A report on how to develop M&E systems for complex organisations.