Monitoring & Evaluation

Monitoring Evaluation & Learning and Management Information Systems (MIS)

. The primary objective of M&E/MIS framework is to institute a comprehensive system ofevidence-based decision making process. The M&E components are alsoexpected to facilitate evaluation/assessment of the ‘net’ contribution of the Mission towardsrural poverty reduction, livelihoods promotion, empowerment, quality of life and well-being ofthe poor. Given the scale and diversity of the Mission, which is geographically dispersed andinstitutionally decentralized, a comprehensive MEL has been provided with the followingMonitoring mechanisms. 

Accountability in institutions of the poor includes institutional self-monitoring, peer internal audit of processes and local social audit;

Management Information System (MIS) based input-output monitoring includes Results framework-based MIS; Milestones linked to investments/inputs; web-based MIS; real time input-output monitoring at various levels; and MIS with partners’ data;

•ICT-framework for dedicated digital grid includes national databases of poor, their institutions, and skill development (jobs/self-employment), national livelihoods portal, communication/knowledge dissemination channels, thematic e-groups etc.

•Internal review mechanisms at various levels –

oMonthly/quarterly planning/progress/process reporting and internal review;

oField visits by staff/officials, Periodic visits of supervision teams from SMMU to districts and field, and Theme specific supervision visits from time-to-time;

oReview and Consultation workshops with various stakeholders; and

oMeetings of Executive Committees, Governing Bodies, Advisory Groups/ Committees, Convergence Forums, Coordination Committees at various levels

• External social audit, public expenditure tracking and community score cards

•OLM Annual Reports