Monitoring and Results Measurement
There is an increasing demand for solid results measurement. The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) has developed a practical framework, based on proven good practice, which enables programs to Monitor and Measure Results (MRM), in order to to improve program performance and communicate credible results.
Why is MRM that important for MSD?
Monitoring what works and what doesn’t, and why, is crucial. MSD implies adaptive management, and to adapt one needs information. Given the indirect intervention approach, programs need to assess attribution to be able to report impact at target beneficiaries’ level. MSD requires a culture of learning. An integrated MRM system helps to do that, it offers a process and structure that makes MRM doable and useful.
Hans’ experience and services
Hans has been actively involved in the development of the DCED Standard from the beginning; as a consultant with the pioneering group in early 2008, as a trainer conducting the first DCED course in 2009 and as a certified auditor conducting the first-ever DCED audit in 2011. Hans has developed and conducted several courses and workshops in Asia, Africa and Europe since 2010.
HPC offers open subscription courses in partnership with Aly Miehlbradt, Phitcha Wanitphon and MDF Netherlands.
Different courses target different audiences: intervention managers, results measurement managers, program managers and managers from funding organizations.
Hans provides technical assistance to support projects and organizations to apply an appropriate MRM system that complies with the DCED Standard.
Hans conducts pre-view audits, provides advice on technical and managerial aspects of results measurement: all in order to enable adaptive management to improve results.
Coaching and Mentoring
Hans offers mentoring and coaching services to senior management: program managers, senior intervention managers and results measurement managers.
Most of these services can be provided via a combination of long distance communication (Skype, conference calls) and short in-country visits.