Monitoring and Evaluation
Demand for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities has steadily increased in the last few years, with the donors and developing countries requiring a greater level of analysis on the effectiveness of their development assistance and its impact on intended beneficiaries.
As clearly evident, two major forces have driven the increased demand for M&E, first, the need for accountability in donor funding, and second, the need to learn from programme implementation to improve effectiveness and derive higher social returns on investments.
We at GLRA India strongly believe that a robust M&E strategy supported by a well-articulated M&E log-frame are key to ensuring these and therefore, we combine our experience in qualitative and quantitative evaluations across multiple development themes with our expertise in fostering learning cultures. By integrating rigorous evaluation and monitoring services with high-quality and on-demand analytical, capacity building, and knowledge management solutions, we seek to inform policies and improve program investments for global development. Thus, we build on more than four decades of experience in the designing, monitoring, and evaluating international and national development programmes to assist partners and the host country governments in all aspects of performance management and evaluations.
We offer a range of cost-effective M&E services across a project cycle are in line with the project requirements that help clients build their M&E capacity, track programme performance, and determine outcomes and lessons learnt. We tailor our evaluation services to meet client and project needs to ensure a best-fit evaluation that provides useful information for decision making and the best value for the client.
Monitoring Technical Assistance
Our monitoring TA supports the clients manage projects and programmes for results, and includes,:
• Establishing baselines and monitoring services
• Creating results frameworks, and
• Designing performance management plans in collaboration with the relevant teams and stakeholders
We offer both mid-term (formative) and final (summative) evaluation types, and experimental, quasi-experimental, and non-experimental designs.
We are experienced in a wide variety of evaluations, including needs assessments, process evaluations, outcome or performance evaluations, and impact evaluations. We offer high-quality and participatory evaluations using qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods approaches, including the design, implementation, and analysis of instruments such as surveys, focus groups, interviews and other participative scenario assessment techniques.
Other Types of Research Technical Assistance
We also have significant expertise in conducting cost effective socio-behavioural and operations research to assess knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) of target beneficiaries and also determine their acceptance or rejection of relevant products and services including the impact of such products and services on their quality of life.
There is growing recognition that to maintain and improve health outcomes, governments and donor agencies must build and maintain sound and efficient health systems that provide effective services for all. Our work in the health sector helps to secure a healthy future for the world’s most vulnerable people by providing valuable insights to decision makers on:
• Ensuring reliable health supply chain and WASH value chain systems and capacities
• Needs for services and facility improvements
• Better training and capacity development of service delivery staff
• Strengthening health sector governance and accountability
• Improving financial management of project/ programme funds
• Developing strategies for human resource development
• Combining physical changes with strategic leadership and multi-stakeholder coordination
• Improvements in policies and their implementation
• Ensuring quality and consistency in services
Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL)
GLRA supports the programme funding and implementing agencies in conducting robust M&E to,
• Provide information onmulti-sector FSL,nutritionand WASH context indicators
• Inform FSL strategies and help the clients decide the composition and type of interventions in a given context
• Provide timely qualitative and quantitative information on changes in FSL context
• Assesses the effect and change brought about by the project, in terms of the three levels of results(outputs, outcomes and impact)
• Assess the effective utilisation of inputs / resources
• Assess if the incomes raised are aligned with project goals, ensure food security of the target beneficiaries and as a result their quality of life has improved as envisaged in these projects
• Help decision makers and programme owners to use the learning from the M&E exercise to plan for future type and scale of such projects
We also provide robust Technical Assistance in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating projects in Humanitarian Aid and Emergencies most of which is geared towards post disaster recovery phase.