29-31 May 2013, Delft, The Netherlands

CD Symposium
Developing Capacity from Rio to Reality: Who's Taking the Lead?

Monitoring, Evaluation & Pro-Poor Benchmarking

Capacity development could pave the way for implementing pro-poor interventions in the water sector, especially where the cooperation among communities and institutions needs to play a greater role.

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is an important part of any capacity development programme, providing the means to measure its effects (outputs, outcomes, and impacts) upon the targeted individuals or organizations towards achieving its mission. Yet in practice, monitoring and evaluation of capacity development are difficult since outcomes and impacts also depend upon organizational, political and environmental factors. It is therefore vital to discuss and share the experiences with M&E approaches and lessons in order to plan and implement effective capacity development in the water sector. The session explores what indicators, approaches and impact assessments are being devised to ensure that progress and impact of capacity development efforts can be i) (unambiguously) measured and ii) assessed for effectiveness. The session structure promotes participants to get actively involved by sharing their experiences.

Convening organisations
IHE Delft, Cap-Net UNDP & Vitens Evides International (VEI)

Indika Gunawardena (Cap-Net UNDP) & Maarten Blokland (IHE Delft)