At FAKT, we believe that effective Monitoring, Evaluation (M&E) and Impact Assessment are crucial for good programme management in development cooperation.

Monitoring, Evaluation & Impact

These processes are essential not only to maintain credibility with programme participants but also to ensure accountability to funders and stakeholders. Overall, we take a participatory approach to M&E aiming at facilitating social change and local empowerment. For this reason, we work closely with local experts and engage teams of interdisciplinary expertise and complementary perspectives. We offer to our clients excellent methodological skills in M&E as well as a wide range of M&E tools. We conduct (complex) programme evaluations and impact assessments and develop and implement (digital) monitoring systems. We are a member of DeGEval and actively contribute to ongoing discourses and developments within the M&E field, remaining attuned to current trends and practices.

Evaluation and Impact Assessments

We have over 30 years of experience in conducting (complex) programme evaluations and impact assessments. Our evaluation teams comprise international and local experts who are well-versed in a wide range of evaluation methods and tools. We evaluate global development cooperation programmes, academic programmes as well as local projects. In all this, we take a participatory approach and apply the OECD-DAC criteria for evaluations as well as the DEval evaluation standards.

We consider evaluations and impact assessments to be crucial enablers for learning, as evaluation findings foster an understanding of the relation of cause-and-effect of interventions. Moreover, they shed light on both, intended and unintended consequences of programme interventions.

Monitoring Systems

Our monitoring experts are well-versed in developing and implementing results- based monitoring systems, for large multi-country development cooperation programmes as well as for local projects. Moreover, they excel in developing indicators, both qualitative and quantitative. We consider monitoring systems as enablers for generating knowledge and learning for programme staff and stakeholders. While monitoring data provides information about an intervention’s status of progress, it can, at the same time, hint at unintended effects and enable necessary changes to a programme’s strategy. Thus, monitoring contributes to accountability and provides a basis for evaluation. Where possible, we take a participatory approach to monitoring, programme participants and partners can contribute to designing indicators – and document progress and impact of an intervention which support planning and maximising positive effects.

Moreover, we regularly conduct trainings and coaching on results-based monitoring for staff of various actors in the development cooperation.

Finally, FAKT staff and associated consultants actively participate in methodological discourse for monitoring and have contributed to DeGeval paper on ‘Gütekriterien für Monitoring in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit’.

Digital Monitoring Systems

Over the past few years, we have increasingly developed digital monitoring systems for development cooperation programmes. Primarily, we have developed digital web-based monitoring systems that can be used for monitoring of progress performance as well as impact. Moreover, the systems allow for activity tracking, entry of qualitative data, and monitoring of contextual risks, while also offering multiple options for visualisation and data export. These browser-based monitoring systems are accessible to clients and their partners through password-controlled access, ensuring tracking of input and data security. All our digital monitoring systems are compliant with DSGVO regulations.


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