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The importance of project monitoring

Project Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is used to assess quality and the effectiveness of the performance and the outcome of project implementation. The objective of monitoring is to track and identify the gaps and to improve the implementation to achieve the project goal and set objectives. Monitoring is defined as a continuous & systematic process of observation, systematic documentation, and critical reflection. It is for plan adjustments and learning and/or capacity development. In order to have an effective monitoring, the project implementors should have in place a number of project-related documents such as the project plan (including the logical framework or result-chain, project objectives and indicators), the monitoring plan/framework, the data collection tools and methods, the data management (analysis) template and reporting. There is also a need to clearly define the roles and responsibilities for M&E.

Under the CCSS project supported by EWMI, VBNK is providing technical support to the selected NGOs partners to improve their monitoring system and practices. On 29-30 January 2020, the consultant of VBNK conducted coaching session on project monitoring with My Village in Mondulkiri. The coaching was to discuss the overview of monitoring, review and develop the monitoring framework and develop the data collection questions.

The coaching is very helpful. It provided me ideas on how to develop questions for data collection and improve the process of measuring the project implementation,” said one participant.

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