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TitleMonitoring and Evaluating Development Projects Using GIS A Case Study of the Australia Africa Community Engagement Scheme (AACES): Shared Futures Project
AuthorAustralia Africa Community Engagement Scheme (AACES)
SubjectCommunity Development, Poverty Alleviation
Date of Publication2015
PublisherAustralia Africa Community Engagement Scheme (AACES)
Number of Pages30 pages
Geographical CoverageZimbabwe
KeywordsMonitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Geographic Information System (GIS), Maternal and Child Health, Food Security, safe water and sanitation
AbstractThe purpose of this handbook is to provide a source of information for operating a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) System which integrates Geographic Information System (GIS) outputs to display program and project outcomes. Monitoring is the process of data collection and measurement of progress toward program objectives. Evaluation is the periodic assessment of changes in desired outcomes that can be attributable to a program’s interventions. M&E is important tool targeting two key elements to any development project – effectiveness and sustainability. However it is important to note that M&E of the impact of development work has not been efficient and effective due to work implementation plans which do not incorporate rapid and easy to visualise graphic illustrations such as GIS cartographic maps, charts and graphs. Integrating M&E and GIS is against the premise that, “what gets measured gets improved (Dr Peter Drucker). Added to that, 80% of global data has a location component. One cannot see what any data is trying to tell with charts and graphs alone. GIS mapping (also known as location analytics) provides you with a highly visual means to extract this missing analytic and ensure that you have the clearest possible view of your data. Location Analytics augments project implementation systems with mapping visualization that complements existing functionality. There is enhanced insight into project data, without disruption to usual information workflow. Location Analytics delivers the missing perspective to usual project information flow. The Australia Africa Community Engagement Scheme (AACES) Shared Futures Programme was implemented in Wards 4, 14, 15, 16 & 17 of Mutoko District, Mashonaland East Province, Zimbabwe. An M & E system had been developed with a spatial component whereby every location’s global positioning system (GPS) coordinates of activity implementation was recorded. This handbook is is aimed at illustrating GIS as a tool for improving evidence & location-based M & E of rural development interventions over the period 2011 to 2015. Handbook show cases visual presentation of Baseline Survey data, and location-based monitoring of key Indicators over time. Informative and illustrative maps for years 2011, 2013 and 2015 are used to show progression of project implementation and intervention monitoring over the stated years.
Copyright HolderAustralia Africa Community Engagement Scheme (AACES)
Filesize4343437 MB
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