Monitoring and evaluation
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Learning from experience

DanChurchAid (DCA) supports its partners in the south in their struggle to improve livelihoods and human rights and to end poverty and inequality. But how do we know that we are reaching our goals? That we deliver high quality assistance, and that we are making a difference? And how do we become better at what we do? Read more: Learning and Quality Assurance in DCA

Monitoring

Together with our partners we monitor progress towards the desired results of every project and programme through programme and project reviews, project visits and ongoing dialogue with the partners that implement the projects. DCA has developed a set of guidelines and tools to support this work in the field and to ensure that the information disseminates throughout the organisation for internal learning and accountability purposes.

Evaluation

To complement the ongoing monitoring, DCA carries out independent evaluations that are publicly accessible via this site (see Downloads to your right). The evaluations are in-depth assessments of a project or a programme at the final stage to assess the extent to which it had the intended effect. The purpose is to learn from experience, positive and negative, to become better at what we do, to ensure a high level of accountability, and to document the experience for institutional memory.

DCA’s evaluation policy describes why and what we evaluate and the criteria and principles we adhere to. The guidelines support the implementation of the policy.