Rationale for RUFORUM M&E Strategy
RUFORUM principle of "responsive capacity for agriculture and rural development" which stresses the importance of tailoring training, research, networking and outreach programmes to the dynamic needs of agriculture and rural development is at the centre of every aspect of the Secretariats programme/project planning, implementation and monitoring. The flexibility in the process and system will allow the possibility of learning from experience, and of fine-tuning strategies and approaches through reflection and analysis of outcomes. The strategy also recognizes the importance of ensuring efficiency and accountability in project management and the use of resources entrusted to the organization by partners and universities in the region.
Objectives of M&E Strategy and System
This M&E Strategy document serves as a tool to guide and facilitate collective and regular self-assessment of performance and outcomes by RUFORUM and all it partners in capacity building for agricultural development. It aims to provide the mechanism to make visible the factors within the larger socio-economic environment that shape or influence the results of RUFORUM interventions by outlining mechanisms and tools for learning, recognizing results, monitoring and managing participation and partnerships. This M&E strategy is a pilot document focusing on the development and testing of tools and methodologies for RUFORUM network-wide M&E. It w will fully functional in the subsequent programme cycles after refinement from lessons from its application.
The RUFORUM M& E system is intended to perform a dual function:
- Serve as a tool to facilitate collective and regular self-assessment of performance and outcomes by all units and partners in the regional capacity building operations; and
- Serve as a mechanism to make visible the factors within the larger Eastern, Central and Southern African socio-political environment that can shape or influence the results of our capacity building interventions.
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