Walsbridge also provides Monitoring and Evaluation services to Non-governmental organisations
(NGO's). M&E is a critical part of programme implementation. It forms the basis for clear and accurate reporting on the results achieved by an
intervention (project or programme). We look at evaluation as a systematic and objective "assessment of an on-going or completed project, programme
or policy, its design, implementation and results". The aim is to determine the relevance and fulfilment of objectives, developmental efficiency,
effectiveness, impact and sustainability. An evaluation should provide information that is credible and useful, enabling the incorporation of
lessons learned into the decision-making process of both recipients and donors."
This is the measurement of the initial conditions (appropriate indicators) before the start of a
project/programme. A baseline study (sometimes just called "baseline") is an analysis describing the initial conditions (appropriate indicators) before the
start of a project/programme, against which progress can be assessed or comparisons made.
These are important reflection events to assess and inform on-going project/programme implementation.
This occurs after project/programme completion to assess how well the project/programme achieved
its intended objectives and what difference this has made. An end line study is a measure made at the completion of a project/programme (usually as part
of its final evaluation), to compare with baseline conditions and assess change or impact.