In line with PREVAL’s philosophy, this Guide is focused on the community’s perspective, based on the understanding that rural communities, groups and organisations should have the ability to control and lead their own development processes, and that the other actors – the Technical Units responsible for implementation of IFAD-funded projects and Government Partners running these projects – should support them in this process.
In view of the above, the objectives of this guide are:
- To provide guidelines for identifying the current state of an organisation’s capacity to conduct participatory monitoring and evaluation.
- To provide guidance on how to develop a plan to enhance the above capacity.
- To facilitate the recognition of progress achieved in building M&E capacity.
The target audience of the guide consists mainly of the three key actors involved in IFAD-funded projects – Community, Technical Unit responsible for implementation of projects, and Government Partners running the projects. However, it is expected that its application will go beyond these priority actors at local, regional and national levels, adjusted to the specific needs of each context.