Four reasons why M&E software for large programmes fails

Four reasons why M&E software for large programmes fails

Government and NGOs don’t always have a great track record with technology projects.  Sadly this affects M&E systems as much as other areas.  However, it’s also clear that done well technology can make a big impact.  This may come in the form of cost savings (printing and transporting paper around), time savings (saving time spent transcribing data or manually aggregating data) and credibility (being able to quickly access and present data, aggregated at different levels with access to underlying evidence that backs it up).

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What are the different types of monitoring and evaluation technology?

What are the different types of monitoring and evaluation technology?

Over the last few years there has been a growing drive for development organisations to make better use of technology in their monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems.  This topic has featured at conferencescourses, online discussions and in a number of reports.  However, I've seen less discussion or guidance to describe the different types of monitoring and evaluation technology, how they fit into an overall M&E system, and how they relate to the different needs of an organisation.

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