Monitoring and evaluation
Wazima has successful designed and implemented M&E systems for
highly complex programmes and organisations ranging from paper based collection
and collation processes to electronic databases with specific reporting
functionalities. Wazima believes in a
participative and collaborative process.
Our belief is that while reporting to donors is certainly important, it
is vital that performance data is fed back into the project, where good quality
data and relevant indicators will provide an indication of project progress,
activity results, early identification of challenges and will allow time to
implement any changes required to ensure the attainment of project outcomes and
M&E database design
As part of a complete M&E solution or as an individual task, Wazima
provide cost effective web based data management solutions. We have experience in developing M&E data management
systems, incorporating detailed electronic audit trails, form level data
verification, enhanced data security, various access levels, dashboard
interfaces and extensive reporting using open source development solutions. We focus on open source software development
which minimises cost at this often very expensive stage in the M&E system
Data quality audits and TA
<div">Maintaining data quality is often overlooked in the
design of M&E systems, resulting in poor quality data that severely limits
decision making capacity and represents inefficient use of staff time in
collection and collation processes.
Wazima addresses data quality parameters at each point in the data
management cycle, with emphasis on an auditable trail to indicate that quality has
been maintained. Wazima place a focus
on the development of systems that maintain and enhance data quality through
alignment of data management processes to staff activities, thorough documentation
and implementation of a comprehensive data management plan. ..
Baseline studies and impact assessments
Baseline studies, situational assessments and impact assessments guide
the implementation of development projects by providing information regarding a
particular situation, providing baseline numbers from which impact can be
gauged and measuring impact that can be directly/indirectly attributed to
project interventions. Wazima's
experience in designing, managing and conducting research studies in diverse
conditions makes us the ideal partner for any organisation or project
undertaking these types of research studies. ..
Programme evaluations determine, as systematically and objectively as
possible, the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and impact of the programmes
and organizational activities in relation to stated objectives. Wazima's approach to programme evaluations
takes a comprehensive and coherent look at how the discrete dimensions of the
programme interact with one another and ensures an efficient, informative and
practical programme evaluation result.
We have extensive experience in managing programme evaluations as a
participative process, ensuring maximum knowledge transfer to your organisation
and staff. ..
Wazima's approach to M&E is supported by extensive emphasis on
capacity building of personnel to interact with and manage their M&E
systems, documentation and databases. As
such M&E training and specifically practical training comprise a
significant part of our work. Wazima
conducts internal trainings on the designed systems and databases, accompanied
by step-by-step training manuals that can be used as reference material once
the system has been implemented. Wazima
has also conducted commissioned trainings on general M&E systems, concepts
and theory. ..
With all international and local funders placing an increasing emphasis
on good M&E of programmes and projects from project inception it has become
important to demonstrate a good M&E framework in proposal documents. Ensuring that the theory of change proposed by
the project is supported by solid results monitoring at different levels
strengthens proposals immeasurably. Wazima's
experience with designing M&E systems, conducting programme evaluations and
data quality audits allow us to act as a pivotal resource in supporting a projects envisioned design using an appropriate M&E framework. ..