Project Management

Knowledge Management and M&E
REAP

M & E System

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is a process that helps improve performance and achieve results. Its goal is to improve current and future management of outputs, outcomes and impact. A robust 24×7 online ILSP Management Information System (ILSP-MIS) under eGovernance of ILSP has been developed is being used as a tool for effective project implementation management. The objective of the tool is to collect reliable data and information for measuring performance and progress towards achievement of results; and to provide information about success and failures, so that corrective measures can be taken for successful implementation of project activities. It is also being used as a learning tool to provide information for critical reflection on project strategies and operations and supporting decision-making at various levels as a basis for results based management.

The project has developed (i) a participatory M&E and social audit system as an analytical tool to capture changes at the beneficiary level and also to assess the performance of service providers and TAs; (ii) an online/web based MIS; (iii) conducted evaluation studies (impact, AOS and KAP) to track project outcomes and assess impact; (iii) developed capacities for participatory M&E and the use of M&E information for project management for all staff at all levels – including the community and TAs; (iv) established a sound learning system for documenting lessons learned and best practices as a link to overall knowledge management in the project.

The agencies can monitor physical and financial progress and generate monthly and quarterly reports, which is being complied and analysed by the CPCU to generate the project report. Additionally, the agencies are supporting TAs to monitor their work and also undertake Participatory M&E and Social Audits at the community level. Monitoring of component outcomes at each agency level is being collaboratively undertaken by the CPCU with the use of quantitative and qualitative methods. The M&E data and information has been capturing and is being processed as part of the project MIS at the CPCU.

REAP

Project M&E Logical Framework

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Results Hierarchy

Indicators

Means of Verification

Assumptions

Name

Baseline

Mid- Term

End Target

Source

Frequency

Responsibility

Outreach

1 Persons receiving services promoted or supported by the project

Project monitoring

Quarterly

PMU/DPMU

Project implementation undertaken without delay and with adequate release of financial resources

Males




Females


240000

336000

Young


264000

403200

Not Young




Indigenous people


52000

117600

Non-Indigenous people




Total number of persons receiving services


480000

672000

Male




Female




Young




1.b Estimated corresponding total number of households members

Project monitoring

Quarterly

PMU/DPMU

Household members


1960000

2744000

1.a Corresponding number of households reached

Project monitoring

Quarterly

PMU/DPMU

Women-headed households




Non-women-headed households




Households


400000

560000

Project Goal

Contribute to the doubling of income of rural households and reduce distress rural out migration

Percentage of households reporting increase in income by 35% above baseline

Impact Assessment

At baseline, midterm and completion

PMU

Sustained Government policies in favour of rural income enhancement with improved terms of trade for rural producers







Households


25

70

Percentage of returnee migrants supported

Impact Assessment

At baseline, midterm and completion

PMU

Households


15

30

Development Objective

To build resilience of rural households by diversifying their sources of income through intensified cluster based climate resilient production systems, promotion of farm and off-farm enterprises and creating a supportive ecosystem

3.2.2 Households reporting adoption of environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient technologies and practices

Impact Assessment

At baseline, midterm and completion

PMU

Government’s infrastructure and other development efforts converge with this project activities.

Total number of household members




Households


20

50

Males




Females




Young




Indigenous people




Women-headed households




Households




Percentage of rural enterprises reporting increases in income

Impact Assessment

At baseline, midterm and completion

PMU

Households


25

70


Outcome

Agriculture production of rural households intensified and farm ,off-farm and non farm enterprise promoted, employment opportunities created

SF.2.1 Households satisfied with project-supported services

Annual Outcome Survey

Annual

PMU

Adequate capacity is built within UGVS to address the needs of Producer Organizations and rural entrepreneurs and extreme climatic events do not disrupt agriculture production,

Household members




Non-indigenous households




Indigenous households




Non-women-headed households




Women-headed households




Households (%)




Households (number)




SF.2.2 Households reporting they can influence decision- making of local authorities and project-supported service providers

Annual Outcome Survey

Annual

PMU

Household members




Non-indigenous households




Indigenous households




Non-women-headed households




Women-headed households




Households (%)




Households (number)




Percentage of new or improved rural producers’ organization members reporting services provided by the organization

Annual Outcome Survey

Annual

PMU

Members RPOs


50

90






Percentage of households reporting increase in marketable volumes

Annual Outcome Survey

Annual

PMU


Households


20

60

Output

Cluster based agricultural production supported

% increase in members under cluster based production

Project Monitoring

Quarterly

PMU/DPMU


Increase in hectares


20

40

No. of farm households trained in climate adaptive production practices and/ or technologies

Project Monitoring

Quarterly

PMU/DPMU

No. of farm households


100000

400000

1.1.3 Rural producers accessing production inputs and/or technological packages

Project Monitoring

Quarterly

PMU

Males




Females




Young




Indigenous people




Total rural producers


100000

250000

No. of ultra- poor households supported with Income generating activities

Project Monitoring

Quarterly

PMU/DPMU

Males




Females




Households


6000

10000

Output

Farm, Off-farm and non-farm Rural MSMEs promoted with linkages to BDS and technical and marketing services

2.1.1 Rural enterprises accessing business development services

Project Monitoring

Quarterly

PMU/DPMU

Sustainable and qualified business service providers are available to provide access to services

Size of enterprises




Rural enterprises


10000

35000

Males




Females




Indigenous people





Young








Women in leadership position




No. of self employed enterprises established through skills training, apprenticeships and value chain entrepreneurship

Project Monitoring

Quarterly

PMU/DPMU

No. self employed enterprises


23000

50000

Outcome

Capacity for CBOs and partnerships strengthened

Percentage of Rural producer organisations (CLFs, LCs, FPOs) financially profitable and sustainable

Annual outcome surveys and evaluation studies

Baseline; Completion

PMU

Sustainable and qualified business service providers are available to provide access to services

% Rural POs


25

80

Output

Supportive institutional structures strengthened

2.1.3 Rural producers’ organizations supported

Project Monitoring

Quarterly

PMU/DPMU

Rural Producers organization and Producer Groups able to manage production, value addition and marketing activities efficiently and rural entrepreneurs able to access efficient BDS, credit, technical and marketing services

Total size of POs




Rural POs supported


696

696

Males




Females




Young




Indigenous people




Women in leadership position




No. of farmers, women and youth trained in business and marketing

Project Monitoring

Quarterly

PMU/DPMU

No. of farmers


5000

15000

youth




Women




No of youth supported through Rural incubation programme

Project monitoring

Quarterly

PMU/DPMU



Young


400

1000





No. of productive partnerships established with private sector partners by FPOs

Project Monitoring

Quarterly

PMU/DPMU

No. of partnerships


50

130

Outcome

Conducive enterprise promotion ecosystem promoted

Percentage of multi stake holder platforms performing effectively

Project Monitoring

Quarterly

PMU/DPMU

Adequate interest exists within the community to create growth nodes for accessing sustainable services

% of platforms performing effectively


40

90

1.2.6 Partner financial service providers with portfolio-at- risk ≥30 days below 5%

Project Monitoring

Mid-Term; Completion

PMU/DPMU

Percentage


90

90

Output

Support service established

No. of growth centres established or strengthened

Project Monitoring

Quarterly

PMU/DPMU

Adequate interest exists within the community to create growth nodes for accessing sustainable services Banks remain interested to lend to SHGs/ PGs and livelihood collectives with facilitation from UPASAC and SRLM

No. of growth centres


100

300

Output

Policy products completed

Number of policy-relevant knowledge products completed

Project monitoring

Quarterly

PMU/DPMU


No. of policy


4

6


Output

Financial services extended

Number of MOUs with financial institutions

Project Monitoring

Quarterly

PMU/DPMU

Banks remain interested to lend to SHGs/ PGs and livelihood collectives with facilitation from UPASAC and SRLM Financial institutions remain interested to lend to enterprises

No of MoUs


4

8

Number/% of SHGs/ PGs and livelihood collectives/FPOs with bank loans

Project Monitoring

Quarterly

PMU/DPMU

No, of SHGs/ PGs


30000

50000

% of SHGs/ PGs




Number of micro and small enterprises availing bank credit

Project Monitoring

Quarterly

PMU/DPMU

No. of enterprises


5000

10000