1: Describe the country or regional MEL System
Components of DRC Country and Regional MEL System and Monitoring and Evaluation processes in DRC are closely linked to the Planning and Reporting Framework (PRF). As the name suggests, PRF is defined as a management toolset to follow up on strategic planning and implementation. It is, however, also central to learning in the organisation through the Annual Review. The PRF core elements are the Strategic Planning Document (SPD), Annual Review (AR) and the Results Contract (RC). When developing a country or regional M&E system the PRF should be placed centrally. This will be ensured by taking the DRC monitoring, evaluation and learning, minimum operational procedures (MELMOP) into account.
The MELMOPs define DRC’s internal M&E requirements. In addition, DRC’s regional and country level offices may decide upon additional procedures on their own if needed, as well as if donors and partners have M&E requirements that need to be taken into account when describing the M&E process in place in the country or regional operation.
The key purposes of a country level DRC MEL System is to:
- Ensure timely and relevant data collection at all stages for the project management cycle and that this is linked to the PRF.
- Ensure that organisational and donor requirements in regards to monitoring and evaluation are fulfilled: this includes complying with the MELMOPs.
- Ensure that, whenever possible, the monitoring and evaluation processes contribute to cross-organisational learning.
In the documents below you will find the guidance you need to improve, develop or describe your country level M&E System.
An introduction to the core components of the DRC MEL Framework.
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.
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.