Monitoring is a process conducted to measure the state of implementation of a project or programme and its progresses towards the achievement of the planned objectives. It is conducted when a quick, external perspective can help improve the performance of the intervention.

Evaluation is the rigorous and comprehensive process of analysis of different sets of evidence, gathered with the use of multiple tools, and conducted to assess the strengths and weaknesses of projects, programmes, policies, legislation and organizations. It has both a backward-looking (what did work, what did not work and why) and a forward-looking dimension (what shall be changed in order to improve performance.)

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) are nowadays integral parts of the management toolkits of all major donors and organizations worldwide; their rigorous and impartial conduction and follow-up represent a major contribution to accountability, transparency and commitment to high-quality results. 

Since the year 2000, Transtec has managed more than 450 M&E contracts worldwide, including projects, programmes, country strategy, thematic, utility, policy, performance management, capacity building and impact evaluations as well as cost-benefit analysis  and results-based management assessments. The M&E Department at Transtec manages large, multi-annual evaluation framework contracts for different clients.

Our recurrent clients include UN agencies (UNDEF, UNHCR, UNRWA, etc.), International Financial institutions (WB, etc.), European institutions (EC/ECHO, EuropeAid, etc.), and National authorities and agencies (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belgian Development Agency, DFID, DANIDA, SIDA, MCC, etc).

The Transtec´s Monitoring and Evaluation Department is staffed by experienced evaluation experts. Transtec is a member of the European Evaluation Society (EES), of the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP) and of the Theory of Change Community (TOC).

In designing evaluations, Transtec gives preference to a combined qualitative and quantitative approach. The purpose of such an approach is to provide clients with both: meaningful sets of statistical and numerical evidence measuring the performance of their interventions; and with informed opinions and experiences of key partners, stakeholders and beneficiaries on the interventions allowing to better understand the effects of the interventions and analyse the lessons learnt.  This approach allows the formulation of complete, evidence-based assessments, which are then complemented with the formulation of relevant and actionable recommendations.

Evaluation References
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