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Civil society partnerships

Planning, monitoring and evaluation

© UNICEF/NYHQ2007-1106/Shehzad Noorani
A girl writes on the blackboard inside a mosque that serves as an informal community-based school to which UNICEF provides teacher training, textbooks and other supplies (Afghanistan)

Effective planning, monitoring and evaluation systems improve accountability - to communities, governments, civil society -, learning and the performance of interventions. Data are collected and analysed at every step to determine how a programme should be implemented, how to measure progress according to the plan and determine whether objectives have been achieved. These data include any qualitative or quantitative information that is objectively collected.

What follows is a simplified break down of the planning, monitoring and evaluation process. The focus is on partnering with religious communities, but the process also applies to working with other stakeholders.

Unlike many child rights organizations, religious communities – particularly local ones – may not have technical experience of this way of working and will need support and capacity building to be able to engage in planning, monitoring and evaluation processes as an engaged and contributing partner.



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