Thursday, July 21, 2011

Traditional vs. Results-Based Monitoring

Monitoring is not new thing; traditionally we monitor different things such as project expenditures, no. of staff recruited, no. of training completed, total participants trained, services provided, and other project activities. But result based monitoring is different from traditional monitoring system.

Traditional Monitoring and Evaluation focuses on the monitoring and evaluation of inputs, activities, and outputs (i.e., on project or program implementation). On the other hand, Results-based M&E, in contrast, combines the traditional approach of monitoring implementation with the assessment of results. RBM mainly focuses on the impacts, outcomes and outputs.

Inputs ->Activities ->Outputs ->Outcomes->Impacts

I have piloted RBM system for our PRIME project in greater Rangpur region. Total 4 branches were piloted 1 in Lalmonirhat, 2 in Rangpur and another in Kurigram. I individually piloted the Badargonj branch of Jagoroni Chakra Foundation in Rangpur.