Presentation on theme: "Monitoring and Evaluation for TB Programs"— Presentation transcript:
1 Monitoring and Evaluation for TB Programs Developing a Monitoring and Evaluation PlanSynthesize everything that we have learned earlier this week– logic frameworks, indicator selection, data sources, etc…– end product is to draft an M&E plan for your country
2 Key M&E Plan Principles M&E Plan complements NTP M&E systemThe main purpose of the plan is to measure implementation, progress, and results/impactPlan is implemented by many actorsIt is usually a NATIONAL planThere are many ways to organize and implement planWe will talk about M&E systems later on today
3 Stepwise Approach to TB M&E Plan Clear Goals and ObjectivesDevelopment of InterventionsSelection of Appropriate IndicatorsData Collection, Analysis and UseData Dissemination1st, understand the rationale, key elements and steps required in developing an M&E plan.Apply program goals and objectives in developing an M&E planDevelop and select program monitoring and eval questions and indicators and review the issues related to program evaluation.Determine M&E methods, including identifying indicators, data source plan for analysis.
4 Model Plan OBJECTIVE ACTIVITIES INDICATOR MEASUREMENT SOURCE (existing or new)RESPONSIBLEIncrease DOTS coverageExpand DOTS to from 50 to 100% of the country% of the BMU implementing the DOTS strategyAnnual NTP budget allocated to implement DOTS as required by MDPNumerator: # of BMUs implementing DOTSDenominator: Total # of BMUsNumerator:Total # of funds allocated for DOTS-based TB control in the previous year’s NTP budgetDemoninator: Total amount of funds for DOTS-based TB control in the previous year’s annual budgetNTPMOHAnnual NTP work plan and budget, MDPIncrease awareness of TB in the communityOrganize educational awareness activities: theater, musical concert, films, sports events# and type of TB activity organized in the district% of population in the district that know TB is curableNumerator: # of people who know TB is curableDenominator: Total # of people surveyedProgram ReportsCommunity SurveyNGOsConsider using one of the group’s goals/objectives from Day One.We’ve seen this before but to reiterate, this is what we want as a final product
5 Elements of the Plan Source of data Person or entity who is responsibleRefer to system checklist – can be useful to identify sources of data and resources for reportingAlready covered first three columns during last two days, need to fill out the rest.Need to be as specific as possible – for individual NTP, often useful to put the person’s name.Comprehensive M&E plans should include:Overall goals and objectivesSpecific M&E questionsMethodsDesigns to be usedWhat data will be collected and howWho will implement various parts of the planTimeline of the plan
6 Key Data Use and Dissemination Questions Who are the potential audiences or users of results of our M&E plan?Which particular findings will be of most interest to each potential audience or use?What are the best channels to reach each potential audience or user?What info should be distributed?Who need the info?Who does the info get distributed?The dissemination of evaluation findings can support the usefulness of evaluation and future activities. As well as reduce the duplication and evaluation efforts. Furthermore, disseminating results enables us to teach others that M&E is indeed a tool for improving programs. For this reason a plan for how to disseminate the evaluation finding is crucial to your plan.
7 Using Data for Decision-Making Improve performance and programmingAdvocate for policy changesSustain resources for TB controlIncrease public awareness about TBEncourage communities to support TB patientsImprove coordination among partnersProvide lessons learned for in-country and international programs
8 Data Dissemination Develop a strategy early Answer the 3 questions (in previous slide)Use as many media channels as appropriateBe creative and innovative
9 Conclusion Wealth of TB data exists at district/facility Standardized tools available for data collectionCompendium is a reference for standardized indicatorsEnsure strategy for analyzing, using and disseminating dataAnother slide?Key questions to ask in determining if an M&E plan is working:Are the M&E activities progressing as planned?Are the M&E questions being covered sufficiently? Is other data needed?Should th questions be reframed? Is there other questions that should be asked?Are there any methodological or valuation designs issues that need to be addressed?Are there changes in the M&E plan needed at this time?Are appropriate staff and funding still available to complete the evaluation plan?How are the findings of the M&E activities contributing?