Region: South Asia
Value: USD 30K
Start Date: 2010-09-24
End Date: 2010-11-05
GOP’s second round of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSPII) is based upon GOP’s nine point Economic Reform and Poverty Reduction Agenda. PRSPII uses a Results-Based M&E Framework to deliver timely and reliable data against a set of well defined indicators. Strengthening Poverty Reduction Strategy Monitoring Unit (SPRSM)/UNDP intends to carry an evaluation of the Results-Based M&E Framework of PRSP-II. The purpose of this study was to review the current PRSP Results-Based M&E approach to ensure whether it is on track in terms of its ability to evaluate a set of results at specific intervals.
The Consultants overviewed the Results-Based M&E Framework on a conceptual level, monitoring PRSP – II’s implementation status, monitoring of impact indicators and their linkages with MDGs. Consultants analyzed the indicators from the gender perspective, identified strengths & weaknesses in the existing M&E Framework and determined action plans to address them at both national and sub-national levels. Furthermore, Consultants analyzed feedback from internal/external stakeholders including the general public, parliamentarians, district/provincial/federal government officials, international development partners and civil society on key issues for continuous updating and improvement of the poverty reduction monitoring system.