Client
SPRSM/UNDP

Location

Region: South Asia



Country: Pakistan



Value: USD 30K



Start Date: 2010-09-24



End Date: 2010-11-05

 

Team Members

DR. RAY C. RIST
(M&E Specialist)
Syed Muhammad Sardar Ali
(Assignment Manager)

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Aizaz Asif
(Team Leader)
Hammad Rehman
(Research Associate)
Khursheed Ahmed
(Research Associate)

Project Description

GOP's second round of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP-II) is based upon GOP's nine-point Economic Reforms and Poverty Reduction Agenda. PRSP-II 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.

Services provided by APEX

The firm's 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. APEX analyzed the indicators from the gender perspective, identified strengths and 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.