Monitoring & Evaluation: Overview

Monitoring & Evaluation

As actors who play a major role in not only managing, but also raising considerable amounts of aid resources, international NGOs have a responsibility to demonstrate that they are achieving results. The need to better measure what aid is (or is not) achieving has become a major focus for a wide range of development actors, both domestically and internationally, especially as foreign aid resources come under strain. 

InterAction’s Evaluation and Program Effectiveness Working Group (EPEWG) is dedicated to enhancing the capacity of our members to measure and demonstrate their effectiveness, and to informing donor policies and practices on monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning. The group also serves as a forum for InterAction members to exchange information on tools, good practices, and experiences in topics of interest.

Our current focus areas include:

  • Agency level measurement
  • Learning and knowledge management

  • Local accountability

  • Open data and responsible data 

To learn more about InterAction's work on these topics, please see the Practitioner Tools section. Those new to the field may also find the list of general resources found here helpful.

The Evaluation and Program Effectiveness Working Group is open to InterAction members only. Non-members are welcome to join our Evaluation Interest Group (EIG), which receives our monthly evaluation newsletter and is invited to participate in certain working group events. To join either the Evaluation and Program Effectiveness Working Group or the Evaluation Interest Group listserv, or for additional information on our work in this area, please contact Benjamin Bestor.