“Monitoring and Evaluation for Community Based Adaptation”
16th – 25th April 2013: Independent University Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Saleemul Huq (ICCCAD, IIED)
- Terry Cannon (ICCCAD, IDS)
- Lucy Faulkner (ICCCAD, ARCAB)
- Sarder Shafiqul (BCAS, ARCAB)
Short Course Summary
This short course was run in parallel with the 7th international Community-Based Adaptation conference (CBA7), and will build into the conference special sessions specifically for course participants.
Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is of increasing importance for all organisations – from NGOs through to major donors, especially in regard to ensuring “value for money”. “Upward” accountability tends to be looking at how donor funding is used and spent, and is often included in projects as a separate activity carried out at the end (when it is too late to fix things that may have gone wrong). A key issue for CBA is “downward” accountability, in which the people at the grassroots are themselves embedded in the monitoring (during the project activities) and evaluation (of the value and success of activities) throughout the process.