CIDT completes assignment to establish the M&E system of the Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT-2) programme


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.

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