Monitoring, evaluation and learning

InfoAid offers an holistic approach to development cooperation: policy and strategy development, research, project design, needs assessment, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.

The wide experience gained on the field allows us to support you in a continuous performance improvement that includes monitoring, evaluation and learning.

Monitoring. We develop rigorous and easy to use measurement and analysis tools that will allow you to obtain critical data, demonstrate results, make corrections and achieve a broader impact.
The offer includes: definition of clear and measurable indicators, development and use of monitoring tools, drafting of monitoring reports on monthly or quarterly basis, institutional communication of project outcomes, successful innovations and best practices, and support through the project life cycle.

Evaluation. Through the project life cycle, and after its conclusion, we use different tools for data collecting and performance measurement, as well as different methodologies to evaluate results and impact of interventions.
Starting from universally accepted criteria (relevance/appropriateness, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability and impact), over the years, we have developed a broad range of methodologies based on qualitative and quantitative methods (survey, Key Informant Interviews, Focus Group Discussions, case studies and direct observation etc.) that allow having an in-depth understanding of the issue. According to the client’s needs, we carry out longitudinal or transverse surveys, using different sampling techniques (random, systematic, stratified, quota etc.), and research design (non-experimental, quasi-experimental, experimental) with or without control groups.

We have an in-depth knowledge of various type of evaluations, ex ante, in itinere, and ex post, as well as specific types like RTE (real time evaluation), and impact evaluations.
We are also experienced in the application of various guidance materials issued by main donors (i.e. European Commission, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, EACEA, UNICEF, CIDA etc.).

Learning. Through the project life cycle, the lessons learnt from successes and even failures are several. We support you to make advantage of them, replicate the success or prevent you from making the same mistakes. To do this, we develop a solid contest analysis, the analysis of what has been done, how and why, and we help you to develop a inclusive learning environment, engaging as many staff, partners and other stakeholders as is necessary to encourage meaningful discussion, to reflect on and learn from programmes and their effectiveness, and using this learning for further programming.