This handbook provides guidance for designing and implementing a monitoring and evaluation system. The standards in the handbook provide practical quality-control considerations for individual components of an M&E system.


  • Introduction
  • Core M&E Standards
  • Gender and M&E
  • Project Monitoring
  • Community Participation in M&E
  • M&E in Emergencies
  • Creating an M&E Plan
  • Creating an Analysis Plan
  • Developing Quantitative Tools
  • Developing Qualitative Tools
  • Random Sampling
  • Purposeful Sampling
  • Training and Field Testing
  • Collecting Qualitative Data
  • Developing a Quantitative Database
  • Data Entry and Cleaning
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Reflection Events
  • Planning and Conducting an Evaluation
  • Appendix I: CRS Monitoring and Evaluation Standards
  • Appendix II: CRS Asia Monitoring System Review Tool
  • References

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