Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit
The M&E toolkit has been developed with the support of international technical agencies and M&E experts. The purpose of the third edition (February 2009) of the toolkit is to provide guidance on developing robust M&E systems, to gather a selection of standard indicators to manage results, and to monitor the impact achieved by the programs in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, including strengthening health systems. It also provides users with references to key materials and resources.
The M&E toolkit aims to assist countries in achieving the following:
- Coordinating reporting in accordance with international partners and national systems, thereby encouraging the use of existing, widely agreed and accurate measures
- Selecting simple indicators and measuring, reporting, and using good-quality health and health-related information in a manner that meets both donor and country needs
- Clearly defining the standard services that are delivered by a program and establishing both routine and longer-term measures of progress
- Formulating a participatory national M&E strategy by providing an overview of key issues to consider
- Evaluating, reviewing, and improving M&E systems over time as the interventions to prevent and reduce morbidity and mortality associated with HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria are scaled up
- Communicating the M&E requirements and processes of the Global Fund in the context of performance-based funding
The third edition of the M&E toolkit consists of two parts, designed to enable easy access to the resources in this toolkit and according to the needs of the user:
- Part 1 provides general guidance on M&E systems and the steps needed to strengthen them and information on Global Fund M&E requirements in the context of performance-based funding, including guidance and frequently asked questions.
- Part 2 includes four independent sections with lists of recommended indicators and indicator descriptions for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and health systems strengthening.
- Tool Designer Organization:
- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
- Part 1: The M&E system and Global Fund M&E requirements in English
Part 2: Tools for monitoring programs for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and health systems strengthening: Section on malaria in English
Summary of main features
- The M&E toolkit provides a framework in which to present a selection of standard and essential indicators in the areas of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria
- Scope of interventions
- HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, M&E planning, Global Fund proposal writing
- National M&E plan, performance framework (Attachment A to Global Fund proposals)
- Time frame
- Potential users
- National program managers; project leaders; M&E officers and coordinators; donor agencies; technical and implementing partners and NGOs; M&E professionals working in other sectors, including education, women’s and social affairs, transport and legal affairs; and those involved in public health research. In the context of Global Fund-supported programs and projects: country coordinating mechanism members, local fund agents and managers/M&E officers of principal recipients
- Skills required
- No particular skills are required to use this toolkit.
- Type of software
- Adobe PDF
- User manual available?
- Type and length of training required
- Available languages
- English (available from the GFATM website), French, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic (from May 2009)
- Country applications
- All countries that submitted a GF application. A list of successful country applications per Rd and disease can be obtained at the Global Fund website.
- Last update and version
- Third Edition, February 2009. To determine the usefulness of the third edition of the M&E Toolkit and its user friendliness at country and global level, the Global Fund has developed a feedback form. The completed form can be sent via e-mail or handed to Global Fund staff during their country missions or meetings.