Planning, monitoring, and evaluation (PME) remains a challenge for many development organizations, increasingly faced with the rigors of designing and using a well-structured monitoring and evaluation system, and of linking this closely with their planning cycles. Effective PME is, nevertheless, essential for their organizational survival and to enable them to make an effective contribution to sustainable development. This book shares the 'real-life' experiences of 20 PME trainers and facilitators from Africa, Asia, and Europe and offers some suggestions for effective support to PME processes. It focuses on civil society organizations, including NGOs, church-linked development offices, networks, and people's organizations. A rich selection of examples, success stories, challenges, and practical tips are offered. The authors advocate careful and sensitive PME facilitation.
PART ONE: PME: WHY ARE WE HERE?
Oh No! Not Another PME Manual?
PME: Watching Words and Meanings
PART TWO: BRINGING PME INTO DAILY PRACTICE
A Total Organisation Approach to PME
Getting PME Going within the Organisation
The Broader Context: PME Challenges and Responses
PART THREE: FURTHER CUSTOMISING PME
Every Organisation is Unique
PME Support and Programme Diversity