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Dear friends on the Constellation social network, it is a pleasure to share with you the link between M&E and project success.
Monitoring and Evaluation are key aspects in organization growth and development. This is a yardstick for measuring project success against the set indicators. I believe that most CBOs and NGOs still consider M&E as a new concept and therefore assume less important. Employers wrongly admit that having M&E system is expensive that requires hiring qualified technical expertise and adequate financial resources to undertake the role. I tell you it is only your commitment to routine practices and orientations that make you a successful M&E officer. To affect M&E component in an organization, there must be M&E system and a stand-alone budget for it, which is 15% in most cases of the total project budget. Absence of M&E system in place is like being in a thick forest without signposts showing the right directions. This way, there are high chances that you might get lost in trying to find the right way through. This also applies to project work. You must have a force of direction to predict the future of your intervention including the intensity of its cause to community you are serving. It is only M&E system can help you to signal it.
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