Over the past year, CIDT’s Kimberly Kane has been serving as Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), on phase two of the Emerging Pandemic Responses programme (EPT-2).
Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), EPT-2 focuses on strengthening the prevention, detection and response capacities of countries in Asia, Middle East and Africa to mitigate the risk of high-impact pathogens spill over from animal to human populations. In addition to programme delivery, FAO is charged with managing the M&E component of the programme, and has selected CIDT to provide advisory and technical support services to establish the programme’s M&E system and tools.
Under this contract, CIDT worked closely with FAO and USAID to produce the following:
- Results Framework diagram;
- LogFrame, with results statements, key performance indicators and means of verification (MoV) for the programme goal, outcomes and outputs;
- Compendium containing Performance Indicator Reference Sheets (PIRS), which define each indicator, indicate how to calculate it, specify the data sources, clarify reporting roles, and discuss limitations;
- Data Collection Forms for FAO staff at relevant country offices and regional offices;
- Global Reporting Template for all partners;
- Feedback Logs and Recommendations for addressing feedback from USAID, partners (from the One Health Workforce, Predict-2 project, Preparedness and Response project) and FAO staff following piloting of the tools;
- Various presentations and briefing documents to inform partner meetings and working sessions.
Now that CIDT has completed the agreed Terms of Reference to put in place the M&E system, FAO will lead the roll-out and application of the tools with USAID.