Andy Robinson, author of the guidelines and framework, will discuss the aims of the work, and how the documents are intended to be used.
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The event will be useful for monitoring and evaluation specialists, programme managers, principal investigators, funders and others working to assess progress in, and learn lessons about, the use of rural sanitation and hygiene services. The framework and guidelines suggest more comprehensive and progressive M&E indicators and approaches, and aim to encourage the development and refinement of more effective and useful M&E frameworks by sector organisations and future rural sanitation and hygiene programmes.
Ahead of the webinar, we encourage you to look at both documents and consider how they may be useful to you. Please feel free to prepare any questions or reflections you have as there will be a question-and-answer session with the author and other presenters.
We welcome any feedback or questions on [email protected], or during the webinar.
Background to the webinar
The monitoring and evaluation (M&E) Guidelines and Framework encourage stakeholders in the rural sanitation and hygiene sector to take a more comprehensive, comparable and people-focused approach to monitoring and evaluation. Few M&E frameworks have been designed to examine the overall sanitation and hygiene situation – to assess how interventions have affected sanitation and hygiene outcomes across an entire area (rather than just in specific target communities); to look at who (from the overall population) benefitted from the intervention, and who did not; to report on the level and quality of service used; or examine whether outcomes have been sustained over time and whether public health has improved.
Given wide variations in the ambition, capacity and resources available for monitoring and evaluation, it is apparent that not all of the M&E processes and indicators described will be appropriate for all stakeholders.
The intention is to provide guidelines and details on well-tested, progressive approaches and indicators for monitoring and evaluating rural sanitation and hygiene, from which a range of rural sanitation and hygiene duty bearers and practitioners – including governments, implementation agencies, development partners and service providers – can select and use those most appropriate to their needs. Eventually, it is hoped that all of the more progressive M&E elements and features will become standard practice, and be incorporated into all sector monitoring systems. For the moment, the webinar will highlight some of the revised approaches and indicators recommended, and encourage participants to review their existing frameworks and examine where and how they can be strengthened.