Our Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Services
Our monitoring, evaluation and learning services help our clients create evidence-based programming and measure progress toward objectives. We help our clients to set realistic goals and improve performance. Integrity offers integrated monitoring and evaluation solutions from project design through to implementation and closedown. Our goal is to help our clients remain accountable, while improving the quality of the services they deliver. Our systems analyse performance and whether targets have been achieved, ensuring the five core standards of ‘relevance’, ‘effectiveness’, ‘efficiency’, ‘impact’ and ‘sustainability’.
Integrated Programme Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
Integrity offers integrated programme design, monitoring and evaluation solutions encompassing complete programme cycles. We help our clients improve the impact, efficiency and sustainability of their services, while providing accountability and insight. Our team has developed innovative methods to gain unprecedented access in sensitive and remote areas, gathering high quality data through tested and conflict-sensitive approaches.
In a political environment focused on value for money, cost effective programming and providing support to conflict-prone states and fragile environments interventions in such contexts have experienced an upsurge in demand for improved monitoring and evaluation. Awareness of the mixed success of past interventions has increased the need to learn from previous and current programming and capture undesired outcomes.
Integrity advocates incorporating the programme design (or redesign) phase into the monitoring and evaluation cycle. Whilst monitoring is intended to provide decision-makers with continuous information about a programme’s status and development in relation to its goals and objectives, evaluations are reviews focused on understanding links of causality between project activities and observed changes. A continual design-evaluate-redesign loop is essential to effective programming, as conflict environments change frequently and often dramatically, and donors adapt their resources and objectives to an ever-changing context.
Achievement of goals in unstable settings
We work with our clients to deliver:
Project and programme design
We collaborate with implementers to explore and clearly explain the logic that underpins their projects as the foundation of effective interventions. We then help devise appropriate strategies and activities to achieve these goals in unstable settings.
Monitoring and evaluation delivery
We manage the monitoring and evaluation components of projects to track progress, improve systems and measure outcomes. We are committed to providing decision makers with credible, insightful and actionable data to inform judgments and allow programmes to evolve and adapt to the fluid contexts where they work.
Third-party monitoring and evaluation
We offer independent verification and appraisal services to donors and organisations where access is challenging and objective assessment is required. Based on experience we tailor cutting-edge approaches, such as SMS feedback mechanisms, to enhance visibility, validate outputs and triangulate observations in fragile areas.
We conduct evaluations at each stage of the project cycle. This includes ex-ante, mid-term and ex-post evaluations that utilise mixed methods, including qualitative and quantitative tools, to assess the effectiveness of internal processes, measure outcomes and impact, and offer recommendations for how programmes can be improved. Integrity is well versed in experimental and quasi-experimental methods to contribute to a growing evidence base of rigorous evaluations on what works and what doesn’t in conflict-affected regions.
Monitoring, evaluation and learning is a complex series of undertakings in any implementation context, but particularly so in conflict and fragile environments. Integrity advocates a cyclical (as opposed to linear) design-evaluate-redesign approach through which it is continually necessary to test the Theories of Change and underlying assumptions based upon a constantly developing understanding of context. Implementers must be prepared for interventions to perform unexpectedly, and be ready to adapt.