GLO.ACT Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Approach

MONITORING, EVALUATION AND LEARNING APPROACH UNODC has adopted a results-based management approach to ensure effective delivery of technical cooperation. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) processes are being built into all aspects of GLO.ACT Asia and the Middle East, allowing the project team to: 1. Assess progress towards intended outcomes; 2. Ensure the sustainable and responsible use of resources by elaborating assumptions underlying our intervention; 3. Help ensure that programme activities and policy advocacy are based on the best available information; 4. Ensure that human rights and gender equality perspectives are integrated across all activities; 5. Go beyond the immediate results of an activity (such as changes in knowledge or development of policy guidelines) to look at resulting actions (such as use of training skills and implementation of guidelines); 6. Identify, document and respond to barriers to progress, and areas where existing approaches are not achieving the intended results; 7. Capture unintended (positive and negative) consequences, and review safeguards put in place to avoid negative impact on programme beneficiaries and/or target audiences and to inform future program design. Building on the work undertaken under the first phase of GLO.ACT, and the findings and recommendations of the GLO.ACT independent in-depth evaluation, GLO.ACT Asia and the Middle East has readjusted its MEL system and tools in accordance with the national and regional theories of changes. GLO.ACT MEL SYSTEM