Chapter 3. Planning for monitoring and evaluation

Chapter 2 illustrated how a shared vision coupled with an inclusive planning process could produce a realistic results framework or a ‘development plan’ to bring about desired development changes. Monitoring and evaluation play critical roles in realizing the results envisaged in this development plan. Planning for monitoring and evaluation should be part of the overall planning process. It concerns setting up the systems and processes necessary to ensure the intended results are achieved as planned. This chapter provides guidance on the planning and preparations for effective monitoring and evaluation of such development plans in the UNDP context: country, regional and global programmes.