Development of the Country Office Monitoring and Evaluation Tool (COMET)

Development of the Country Office Monitoring and Evaluation Tool (COMET)

Development of the Country Office Monitoring and Evaluation Tool (COMET) Country: Italy + 80 country offices Client: World Food Programme Year: 2012-2014 Description: In 2011, WFP committed to the implementation of a corporate monitoring and evaluation tool—the Country Office Monitoring and Evaluation Tool (COMET)—that aims provide a comprehensive M&E/RBM tool for users across the organization from Country Office to Regional Bureau to HQ.  It allows managers in the field and in headquarters to view updated information on a project’s performance at any given time; previously such information was only available once annually through the Standard Project Report. COMET  has two modules: The Design Module is used to design, plan, monitor, evaluate and report on the performance of projects. It allows country offices to design logical frameworks, monitor performance indicators, and produce a logframe matrix to be included within the Project Document. It also automatically feeds information into corporate reports such as the Standard Project Report (SPR) and the Annual Performance Report. The Operational Planning Module allows to create Partnership agreements, Food Release Notes (FRN), Distribution Reports, CP completion reports, to enter monthly distribution data, and to track the number beneficiaries feeding days and the number of beneficiaries assisted, as well as the demography of assisted beneficiaries. In both modules, documents go through an approval process at the country, regional bureau and headquarters levels to ensure that a robust project design / operational planning is in place. Nature of the services provided : Licence for Prome Web (unlimited users) Pre-development workshop: Business analysis (needs study), Development of the System Design Document for both modules, preparation of mock-ups and data models Development of Module A: the...
Technical & Vocational Education Modernization Project

Technical & Vocational Education Modernization Project

Impact assessment of the Technical and Vocational Education Modernization Project (TVEMP) Country: Kazakhstan Client: Ministry of Education and Science Year: 2013-2014 Description: The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan is implementing the ‘Technical and Vocational Education Modernization Project’ (TVEMP) to support the Government of Kazakhstan in modernizing the technical and vocational education system as to provide the economy and employers with qualified specialists who possess competitive skills and provide opportunities for continued learning and in-service training The Mission has ensured that the methodology used to conduct the evaluation of the TVEMP is results-driven, incorporating the principles and best practices established by the World Bank and the OECD in accordance with Results Based Management (RBM) Principles. The evaluation has assessed how the project progressed towards its objectives and desired outcomes. It identified strengths and weaknesses in project design and implementation, and provides recommendations on design modifications that would increase the likelihood of...