ANALYSIS OF MONITORING AND
EVALUATION OF CHILDFUND IRELAND
COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAMME
Completed for ChildFund Ireland
Rachel Vard & Amy Wickham
TCD-UCD Masters in Development Practice
Founded & Registered Member of ChildFund
1991 Alliance 2002
• Long-term sustainable development.
• Operations involve; working with community leaders and government; addressing
various needs, focussing to a large extent on OVCs...
• Results of ChildFund projects include; improved access...and other services
specific to children's individual needs.
• ChildFund Ireland’s mission statement expresses –
“A commitment to working with children, their families and communities in order
to develop an enabling environment where children's basic need are met and their
rights and promoted and respected.” *2+
propose a 3 year programme which aims to;
(i) Strengthen sustainable community support systems ~438,000
people across 5 Partner Countries..
(ii) Expand the capacity of local partners…
(iii) Build on families and communities’ capacities…
GUINEA (NOV 07) ETHIOPIA (JUNE 06 & 08)
Integrated Health Project for Sustainable Quality Care and Support for
Vulnerable Children and OVCs
Women Strengthening Local Capacity to Address
Child Protection and Gender Based Violence
ZAMBIA (FEB 07 & JAN 2010)
MCH– HIV Integrated Project
UGANDA (OCT 06 & JAN 09)
MOZAMBIQUE (AUG 07 & SEPT 09) Enhancing HIV prevention
Community Action for Vulnerable through improved Access to Youth
Children and Families in Inhambane Reproductive Health Services and
Province & Prevention of GBV
• Literary Review;
DFID, Global Fund, World Bank, IFAD, USAID,
Articles; Laurence Taylor, Esther Mehbrahtu
• What is M&E?
Indicators and Objectives
PALS; Logframe Tables
How does M&E work outside of theory?
Our Methodology for this analysis included:
1) Analysing Annual reports and M&E tables
Result reporting analysed between both.
Assessing M&E System Issues
2) Quantifying Achievement of New and Original Objectives
3) Speaking to Staff and Observing Organisational Documentation
N.B. Verification Issues limit this analysis; can only serve as the basis
for further investigation.
Progress and Impact
Evidence of Reporting Issues in Every Project
Two Systems of Reporting; Block Grant And Individual Project
Some targets not yet met
Cultural Issues; Succession Plans
• Assessment of M&E
Systems in the Field
Relevance of M&E
Cultural and Physical
• Theory Based System
– Performance in Practice
Indicators and Impact measurement in
“increased knowledge”, “changes in behaviour”, “reached with education
Impact and Development
– Increases accountability
– Establishing True Solutions
How can Impact be evaluated?
– Data Collect; Impact Evaluation Surveys
– Establishing relationships between activities and results
Understanding of Monitoring system at community
Periodical reflection and reevaluation of projects
Impact Evaluation Survey