Monitoring and evaluation systems often fail: they go wildly over budget, or over schedule, or don’t deliver what they promised, or all three. Yet funders expect nonprofits – even small ones – to evaluate their programs as though it’s a simple task. Why are M&E systems so difficult to implement? And how can we make them less expensive and more useful?
LogicalOutcomes, a Canadian non-profit organization that provides evaluation and DHIS 2consulting to support collective impact, was recently tasked with identifying software that might have a decent chance of success for a large NGO. They carried out interviews with over a dozen international NGOs, reviewed the literature on performance management, and compared about 30 software programs.
In this webinar, we’ll share their findings:
- What nonprofits want from monitoring and evaluation software, and why they don’t usually get it.
- Why DHIS2 may be the best choice for the nonprofit sector.
- How DHIS2 can be used to build a common evaluation platform for nonprofit services.
LogicalOutcomes is in the process of developing a quick-start version of DHIS2 for NGOs that will include standardized indicators, templates for data sets and reports, generic user roles and so on, complete with a separate hosted instance for each organization.
Please join Dr. Gillian Kerr, President at LogicalOutcomes, and Martha McGuire, Director at LogicalOutcomes, as they discuss the barriers to implementing a successful enterprise monitoring & evaluation system at iNGOs, and evaluate DHIS2 as potential solution.