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 email@example.com and we will upload it to the library.
Relevant DRC MEL Programme Handbook Documents
Glossary of key terms in evaluation and result based management to be used when describing your M&E system.
An introduction to the core components of the DRC MEL Framework.
A simple template to develop monitoring and evaluation plans for projects.
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.
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
A one page oveview in french of how M&E is placed in relation to the humanitarian project cycle.
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.
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
Logical Frameworks and Indicator Guidance
A short guide on how to develop relevant indicators for your project and monitoring and evaluation plans. Developed by INTRAC
A Sida guide on how to develop and use logical frameworks for project management.
A DRC introduction to use of the Logical framework approach (LFA)
DRC Tools, Methods and Data Collection Guidance
Strengthening MEL in DRC
A Review of the DRC MEL System performed by Nigel Simister, INTRAC, in December 2015.
This reports gives a short overivew to the work on strenghenting monitoring, evaluation and learning in DRC in 2013 and 2014.
This reports gives a short overivew to the work on strenghenting monitoring, evaluation and learning in DRC in 2014 and 2015.