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Panel Discussion: M&E in Non- and For-Profit Sectors: Differences and Shared Advantages?

Event Date: 
December 13, 2011 - 12:30 - 14:00

M&E in the For-Profit and Non-Profit Sectors: Differences and Shared Advantages

When: Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: TBA

USAID and other bodies funding international development work typically engage both for- and non-profit organizations to implement foreign assistance projects but use different contractual vehicles, namely contracts and grants/cooperative agreements, depending on the type of organization. While monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is assumed to be an equally useful and important performance management tool, differences in contracting mechanisms as well as implementing partners’ structural incentives may affect its implementation and utilization over the project life cycle. Additionally, non-profit organizations frequently develop custom monitoring and evaluation tools that are widely disseminated. These tools feature branded methodologies closely associated with the organizations that develop them. What role do these customized tools have in the larger M&E context?
SID Washington’s Monitoring & Evaluation Workgroup is conducting a joint session with M&E practitioners working in the non- and for-profit sectors to share their practical experience and views on the subject. Panelists will hold a discussion structured around the following questions:

What differences in M&E implementation and utilization (if any) result from the different nature of contracting mechanisms employed in the respective sectors? What are advantages and disadvantages?
How is it possible to achieve a consolidated M&E framework in an environment where partners have limited obligations to conform to standardized frameworks and reporting requirements?
How can custom or proprietary frameworks designed by non-profit organizations benefit the for-profit M&E sector?
Are there advantages in having non-profits monitor and/or evaluate work done by for-profits and vice versa?

Panelists:
Mark Bardini, Senior Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, Chemonics International
Thomas Carson, Director, Performance Management, Development & Training Services, Inc. (dTS)
Maria Bina Palmisano, Senior Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, ACDI/VOCA

Moderator: Harry (Hap) Carr, Senior Technical Advisor for Monitoring and Evaluation, Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Workgroup Co-Chairs:
Tom Carson, Director, Performance Management, Development Training Services (dTS)
Rose Mary Garcia, Independent Consultant

To learn more about the M&E Workgroup, please visit the Ning site.

Please bring your lunch to enjoy during the event.

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Contact: Jordana Fraider
Phone: (202) 884-8590
Email: events@sidw.org

Location:
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United States

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