January 15, 2021     cib    

The first CIB activity for 2021 has been launched! We have sent out a survey to CIB members on carrying out Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning activities in times of COVID-19, to get a better view on what is happening already and see if we can learn from each other and move forward together.

Background on and aim of the assignment
In fall, a group of directors of CIB member organisations flagged that it has become increasingly difficult to carry out Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning with regard to our programmes in the field, at distance. They requested the CIB secretariat to use the remaining budget of 2020 to carry out an assignment on M&E in COVID-19 times. The aim of the assignment is to identify how CIB member organisations have adapted their monitoring, evaluation and learning techniques and practices in the past months, as a result of the COVID-19 crisis and the ban on international travel, and enhance learning between members in this field.

Who is carrying out this assignment?
At the end of the year, the CIB secretariat hired M&E expert Kaia Ambrose to work on the first part of this assignment. She carried out desk research, exploring literature and other documentation with regard to the topic and worked on a survey and interview set-up. 2021 will see a follow-up assignment in which the expert will develop guidelines on how to do M&E at distance, based on the literature, other reading materials and input of members. CIB and the expert will organize a dedicated webinar on this topic in the first quarter of 2021.

Do you want to learn more about this assignment or share your (organisations') experiences? Please get in touch by reaching out to uclg.cib@vng.nl.