ISDP has an officer who is in charge of its Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning
System. Its aimed to reflect the lessons learned from the implementation of project activities,
and its incorporated into the programming for realizing better results and impact on the
Monitoring and Evaluation in ISDP
Monitoring and evaluation in Integrated Service for Displaced Population (ISDP) has the following overarching objectives:
- Promote accountability for the achievement of ISDP objectives through the assessment of results, effectiveness, processes, and performance of the staff involved in activities. ISDP results will be monitored and evaluated for their contribution to the empowerment of Somali community especially the vulnerable and marginalized groups.
- Promote learning, feedback, and knowledge sharing on results and lessons learned among ISDP and its partners, as a basis for decision making on policies, strategies, program management, projects and programs; and to improve performance.
ISDP’s focuses on results-based management (RBM) aims to improve management effectiveness and accountability by defining realistic expected results and targets, monitoring progress toward the achievement of expected results and targets, integrating lessons learned into management decisions and reporting on performance.
While monitoring is one of the key instruments of RBM, evaluation looks at monitoring and RBM with a critical eye to assess their validity, credibility and reliability. Monitoring tells whether the organization or project is on track to achieving its intended objectives. Evaluation provides information on whether the project is on the right track. Evaluation also provides evidence on how changes are taking place and the strengths and weaknesses of the design of the projects, programs or strategies embedded in the RBM.