Policy for Monitoring and Evaluation

Footnotes
  • 1. See Millennium Challenge Act of 2003, as amended, Sections 609 and 613.
  • 2. The common sectors are: agriculture, land, power, transportation, education and water and sanitation.
  • 3. The Principles into Practice series and other examples can be found on MCC’ss website.
  • 4. See, for example, the DAC Principles for Evaluation of Development Assistance, American Evaluation Association and Paris Declaration Principles
  • 5. The Compact M&E Summary is described in Annex IV.
  • 6. The evaluation budget may be included as a part of the overall budget presentation in the M&E Plan rather than a separate section.
  • 7. Some of these criteria are drawn from USAID’s Performance Monitoring and Evaluation TIPS, 1996, Number 6 and USAID ADS 203, 9-1-2008 version.
  • 8. These definitions are drawn from USAID ADS 203, 9-1-2008 version.
  • 9. When feasible, designation of post compact M&E costs should also be made in the Compact’s M&E Plan, allowing MCC and the partner country to allocate budget resources to post compact M&E activities.
  • 10. A project can be covered by multiple evaluations of different activities and/or sub-activities. As much as is practical, evaluations should address the results of each activity and/or sub-activity in a project.
  • 11. This definition has been adapted from USAID’s Evaluation Policy from January 2011.
  • 12. This definition has been adapted from USAID’s Evaluation Policy from January 2011.
  • 13. Some evaluations do not collect baseline data. For these evaluations, the evaluation firm should ensure the evaluation design report validates the evaluation design using available trend data and other sources to justify the decision to use end-line data only.
  • 14. In the event that the evaluation calls for an interim report, the MCC M&E lead will follow the same process for an interim evaluation report.
  • 15. As of the date of this policy, the Compact M&E Summary appears as Annex III to the Compact.
  • 16. If a final target cannot be defined by the time of compact signing, the Compact M&E Summary must include a binding commitment from the country to define such target within a reasonable time.
  • 17. This applies to indicators added to any M&E Plan (including the initial M&E Plan), that were not included in the Compact M&E Summary.
  • 18. An exogenous factor is an autonomous factor that is external to MCC and country government/MCA’s control. Some examples include natural disasters and political turmoil.
  • 19. Changes in scope encompass the selection of projects funded by a grant facility, which require the beneficiary analysis to be refined.