Everything SNV does is focused on achieving development results in the most efficient, effective and sustainable way possible. To ensure this, SNV makes planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning a key part of its work. The basis for the planning, monitoring and evaluation (PME) approach is a series of clearly articulated steps. By following these steps, project staff can understand what is working and why, and use monitoring and evaluation information for improving the effectiveness of their work and reporting. In practice, PME means constant analysis, reflection and improvement of our work – enabling successful tailoring of approaches to local problems and contexts and full transparency for our donors and partners.
SNV’s PME approach is guided by quality criteria. For each step in the PME cycle a set of quality criteria are defined, which summarise the minimum requirements for an adequate PME system. These quality criteria are a must for all SNV projects. Together, they promote participation of development stakeholders in planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning, underscore the importance of recognising complexity and being flexible in planning processes, and strongly support reflection, learning and steering based on collected data on the project’s progress.
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