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Monitor

1.0

Steps

Track performance: Collect progress data against indicator targets (IRRF, programme, project, as relevant), stakeholder feedback, evidence on contextual changes, and operational performance data against financial and efficiency targets, in the frequency stated.

Responsible Party

UNDP Programme Officer,

Project Manager,

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

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Explanatory Notes

Ensure that critical project information is monitored and updated in corporate systems.

UNSDG Guidance Note on Big Data Security and Ethics

Commitments to funding partners/donors should be part of regular monitoring

2.0

Steps

Analyse evidence: Compare and analyse evidence against defined programming and operational baselines, milestones, targets and the theory of change, and identify factors related to progress, at least annually.

Responsible Party

Programme Manager,

Project Manager,

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

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Explanatory Notes

2.1

Steps

Verify output progress and/or completion at least annually.

Responsible Party

UNDP Programme Officer,

Project Manager,

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

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Explanatory Notes

HACT guidelines require conducting programme monitoring as part of HACT assurance activities to verify output progress.

2.2

Steps

Review transition arrangements, national ownership and sustainability plan, at least annually.

Responsible Party

Project Manager

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Explanatory Notes

2.3

Steps

Assess quality at least every other year.

Responsible Party

UNDP Programme Officer,

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

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Explanatory Notes

Project QA - Implementation and Monitoring User Guide (Quantum+)

2.4

Steps

Assess risks and implementation of risk management measures, at least annually.

Responsible Party

Programme Manager,

Project Manager

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Explanatory Notes

See Social and Environmental Standards

See Enterprise Risk Management Policy

2.5

Steps

Monitor operational performance.

Responsible Party

Programme Manager,

UNDP Programme Officer,

Project Manager

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Explanatory Notes

2.6

Steps

Review partnerships and communication strategy with pipeline and resource mobilization action plan, at least annually.

Responsible Party

Programme Manager,

Resident Representative

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Explanatory Notes

3.0

Steps

​Inform decision-making to adjust the programme and project based on evidence and analysis from monitoring.

Responsible Party

Programme Manager,

Project Manager,

Programme Board,

Project board

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Explanatory Notes

4.0

Steps

Document lessons learned through existing reporting and assurance mechanisms.

Responsible Party

Programme Manager,

Resident Representative,

Project Manager

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Explanatory Notes

Recording lessons learned takes place in the project space in the corporate planning system.