Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)-A Robust Cell at SEF is a powerful public management tool which plays an instrumental role in bringing planned outcomes and impact of the Foundation interventions. The Cell mainly tracks and measure progress, efficiency and effectiveness through systematic and impartial data collection on several key performance and compliance indicators, tools and processes, if a program has been implemented according to the plan and is having the desired results. Not limited to, the Cell also determines whether the organization is using its resources efficiently and effectively. The vibrant Cell comprises of 21 skilled professional team with diversified experiences, progressive and highly operational under the supportive supervision and visionary leadership of the Managing Director, SEF.
Performance-based management at school level is a systematic approach to performance improvement through an ongoing process of establishing strategic performance objectives; measuring performance; collecting, analyzing, reviewing, and reporting performance data; and using that data to drive improvement. For making it possible, several tools are developed and utilized for monitoring, verification, validation and performance assessment. Monitoring tools are used to continuously keep track of the status of the system in use, in order to have the earliest warning of failures or problems and to improve them. The Cell also has developed and implemented M&E framework, that describes the indicators that are used to measure whether the program is a success, also contribute to demonstrate accountability and transparency framework.
M&E CELL’s MAJOR ACTIVITIES
Monitoring visit to each program schools, on yearly basis.
Managing mostly through outsourcing and as per requirement
Verify information for awarding new schools on prescribed criteria.
Team Capacity Building
Provide continuous internal and external training opportunities to the Cell’s team
Monitoring of selected processes and activities of various programs and projects
Carry out at the initiation of every program and project
Re-verify various data sets for awarding new schools
Review, Planning and Sharing Meetings
Carry out quarterly, bi-annual, annual and need based internal and external meetings
Validation of selected data sets of various programs and projects
Carry out at the initiation or for the expansion of programs and projects.
Offers technical support to Programs, Units and Departments as per requirement
- M&E contributes for bringing information of key performance and compliance indicators for supporting strengthen principles like accountability, transparency, participation and inclusion.
- The processes carried out by M&E are fair as it incorporates and enhance values like ethics, integrity, confidentiality and respect at various levels.
- The work of M&E is effective as it is well –planned, well –managed and systematic.
- By the virtue of real time monitoring, the accurate and timely flow of information provides basis of sound decisions and, also influence time critical decisions.