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Strengthening monitoring and evaluation across DFAT

Monitoring the performance of aid investments and managing an evaluation requires significant knowledge, skill and experience. ODE builds the capability of DFAT staff to plan and conduct evaluations, and monitor the performance of aid investments.

Training and guidance

ODE builds organisational capability through contributing to the development and delivery of internal training on monitoring and evaluation. ODE has developed guidance on how to manage an evaluation that is included in DFAT’s Aid Programming Guide.

Supporting program evaluations

Program evaluations are independent assessments of the performance of Australian aid investments. They provide evidence to inform program management decisions, contribute to broader learning and help to enhance accountability. Program evaluations are generally commissioned and managed by program areas.

ODE connects program areas to resources that assist evaluation management. This includes:

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