M & E System in ILSP

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is a process that helps improve performance and achieve results. Its goal is to improve current and future management of outputs, outcomes and impact. A robust 24×7 online ILSP Management Information System (ILSP-MIS) under eGovernance of ILSP has been developed is being used as a tool for effective project implementation management. The objective of the tool is to collect reliable data and information for measuring performance and progress towards achievement of results; and to provide information about success and failures, so that corrective measures can be taken for successful implementation of project activities. It is also being used as a learning tool to provide information for critical reflection on project strategies and operations and supporting decision-making at various levels as a basis for results based management.

The project has developed (i) a participatory M&E and social audit system as an analytical tool to capture changes at the beneficiary level and also to assess the performance of service providers and TAs; (ii) an online/web based MIS; (iii) conducted evaluation studies (impact, AOS and KAP) to track project outcomes and assess impact; (iii) developed capacities for participatory M&E and the use of M&E information for project management for all staff at all levels – including the community and TAs; (iv) established a sound learning system for documenting lessons learned and best practices as a link to overall knowledge management in the project.

The agencies can monitor physical and financial progress and generate monthly and quarterly reports, which is being complied and analysed by the CPCU to generate the project report. Additionally, the agencies are supporting TAs to monitor their work and also undertake Participatory M&E and Social Audits at the community level. Monitoring of component outcomes at each agency level is being collaboratively undertaken by the CPCU with the use of quantitative and qualitative methods. The M&E data and information has been capturing and is being processed as part of the project MIS at the CPCU.

C- Project M&E Logical Framework

Results Hierarchy Indicators Means of verification Assumptions
Name Baseline YR 1 MTR End target Source Frequency Responsibility
Goal: Reducing poverty in hill districts of Uttarakhand -Average number of assets of  126,000 households 0 0 significant MIS report

RIMS survey a/

Annual outcome survey

Impact assessment survey

Annual

Annual

Annual

Endline

M&E unit under CPC Relatively stable economic conditions exists and continued government support for the programme
-Prevalence of child malnutrition 39% 39% 33%
-% of households reporting food shortages 13% 13% 5% 2%
Development Objective a/ RIMS survey will capture sex disaggregated data
Rural households  enabled to take up sustainable livelihood opportunities integrated with the wider economy -Households reporting incomes from sale of farm and non-farm produce (%) 46% 46% 50% 60% MIS reports

Annual reports

Mission report

Thematic surveys

Quarterly

Annual

Annual

Random

M&E unit

M&E unit

IFAD

CPCU

Households respond to opportunities for improved livelihoods and access to market and credit
-Incremental household incomes from project interventions (Rs/hh) over baseline 0% 0% Rs

20,000

Rs

47,000

COMPONENT OUTCOMES
Food security & scaling up: 106,000 households from hill communities benefited from increased crop and livestock production -farmers reporting increased productivity 0% 10% 20% 60% MIS reports

Annual reports

Mission report

Quarterly

Annual

Annual

M&E unit

M&E unit

IFAD

Weather patterns do not change to the extent that seriously hinders farming;

Food prices do not fall to the extent that makes local production uneconomic;

Technical agencies are able to perform their tasks

Sustainability of community organizations:  Sustainable community institutions –Federations and  LCs livelihood collectives operating successfully 30% 30% 35% 60% MIS reports

Annual reports

Mission report

Quarterly

Annual

Annual

M&E unit

M&E unit

IFAD

Communication and road network are developed; improved technologies for hills agriculture are available and profitable;

Markets for off-season vegetables and other products not adversely affected by competition from imports or other areas

Market access: Improved market access for  rural households -increases in farm-gate prices over baseline 0% 0% 50% 100% MIS reports

Annual reports

Mission report

Thematic studies

Quarterly

Annual

Annual

Random

M&E unit

M&E unit

IFAD

CPCU

COMPONENT  OUTPUTS
Component 1: Food security & scaling up -PG & VPG established

-Federations, LCs supported

-Federations & LC undertaking inputs and output aggregations

-collection centres pooling farm produce

-action research subprojects initiated

-10,000 youth completed vocational training

– % women participation

0

0

0

0

0

0

54

54

15

0

4,750

126

126

15

688

80%

8,800

214

150

15

9,988

80%

MIS report

AOS report

Annual report

Missions

Thematic study

Quarterly

Annual

Annual

Annual

Random

M&E unit

CPC

CPC

IFAD

CPCU

Markets for off-season vegetables& other products not adversely affected by competition from  imports from other areas