CIDT contracted by FAO to help develop the results framework and M&E system of the USAID-funded global emerging pandemic threats 2 (EPT-2) programme.
CIDT has been contracted by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) to provide advisory services on the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) component of the second phase of the Emerging Pandemic Threats programme (EPT-2). The goal of this four-year programme is to reduce the risk and impact of emerging pandemic threats by using a One Health (OH) approach to prevention, detection, and response. More specifically, it aims to ensure:
- a reduction in disease emergence and spillover, amplification, and spread of new viruses;
- early detection of new disease threats arising from animals; and
- effective control of new threats through enhanced “national-level” preparedness and response.
Funded the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), EPT-2 has the distinct advantage of being able to build upon the operational platforms, technical partnerships and knowledge generated by previous global programmes such as Avian Influenza Programme, the Pandemic Preparedness Programme, EPT-plus and EPT-1.
Rather than responding to disease outbreaks as it was the case for the early phases of the EPT-1 programme, EPT-2 will focus more on risk mitigation. This will require:
- increased understanding of risks and evidence-based design of mitigation strategies;
- improved coordination and implementation of OH interventions for risk mitigation; and
- improved political and regulatory environment for OH approaches
CIDT’s Senior M&E Advisor (Kimberly Ross) will collaborate with FAO, USAID and the main EPT-2 partners to:
- Develop the results framework for the EPT-2 programme, including definition of key performance indicators (KPIs);
- Set up the M&E system, including defining the indicators and means of verification and creating data collection and reporting tools for programme monitoring.
- Delivering training and/or orientation sessions to FAO staff and partners, on the LogFrame, performance indicators, data collection tools and methods.
This is an example of the kinds of advisory services that CIDT can offer in the area of Managing for Development Results (MfDR). In addition to providing technical assistance and expert input on the design and implementation of M&E systems, CIDT can also offer formal training in M&E or can facilitate participatory workshops to develop LogFrames and M&E tools.