Design, monitoring and results reporting for EU projects and programs
The purpose of the project is to provide methodological and analytical support to the European Commissions Directorate-General for International cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) Unit 04 - Results, evaluation and business processes in its efforts to improve quality and accountability of external assistance. The team of long term experts is based in Brussels and works in close collaboration (partially as Intramuros within DEVCO premises) with the unit, covering the whole program cycle, in particular:
Design: Support to the thematic units in the definition of their indicator guidance for each type of program.
Formulation and Identification: Long term and short term experts support the quality control of logframe and indicators of all action documents submitted to review by DEVCO. The team is also in charge of setting up and managing the IT system where all documents are shared (Quality Review Collaborative Platformew Group-QRCPG-SharePoint).
Implementation: The team is in charge of the methodology for Results Oriented Monitoring (ROM) and for results reporting. The first is the main external monitoring tool of DEVCO, while the second supports the process of data collection of programme indicators.
Transparency and accountability: The team is directly in charge of the results section of the annual report of DEVCO, where all results data are summarised and presented to the public.
Learning and lessons learnt: A series of workshops, seminars and webinars are organized by the team to transfer the knowledge acquired during monitoring and evaluation activities to internal staff. Regional workshops are organized in collaboration with the evaluation team.
The team is also in charge of steering the development of monitoring, evaluation and results features of the new internal corporate IT system – OPSYS.