Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is an important component of project management. Often grouped together, monitoring and evaluation are separate but complementary areas which assess performance according to results at various levels. They contribute to efficient implementation and use of funds, in turn ensuring that the broader project goals are met.
Th e USAID-funded Building Local Capacity for Delivery of HIV Services in Southern Africa Project (BLC), implemented by Management Sciences for Health, builds the institutional and technical skills and capacity of its government and civil society partners, based on an evaluation of each partner’s individual needs. Frequently, M&E is one of the areas requiring support.