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DATA QUALITY

Most organizations/ projects are faced with the data quality dilemma. Analysis of project data may leave the relevant personnel with reservations regarding the authenticity of the data, the enumerators or even the project impacts. M&E and other management staff may even contemplate the possibility of re-doing the process for the purposes of validation. Here, we take a look at what data quality is, data quality dimensions, causes of poor data and; eventually, ways of improving data quality. Continue reading

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THE 12 KEY COMPONENTS OF M&E SYSTEMS

Monitoring and Evaluation Systems require twelve main components in order to function effectively and efficiently to achieve the desired results. These twelve M&E components are discussed in detail below:

1.       Organizational Structures with M&E Functions

The adequate implementation of M&E at any level requires that there is a unit whose main purpose is to coordinate all the M&E functions at its level. While some entities prefer to have an internal organ to oversee its M&E functions, others prefer to outsource such services. This component of M&E emphasizes the need for M&E unit within the organization, how elaborate its roles are defined, how adequately its roles are supported by the organizations hierarchy and how other units within the organization are aligned to support the M&E functions within the organization. Continue reading

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