Monitoring and Evaluation
Effective M & E of community development programs can improve management, accountability, participation, trust, learning, efficiency and development impacts. Monitoring is as much about building relationships, trust and mutual learning as it is about collecting and reporting data. Participatory monitoring--engaging diverse local stakeholders throughout the community development program--is an effective way to institutionalize local participation and improve local impacts. This potentially benefits the company, through improved local relations and productivity, as much as the community. Ideally, participation will begin in the design and planning phases of a community development intervention and be sustained over time through monitoring.
This study explores how communities and companies can engage in co-planning and monitoring to ensure sustainable local development benefits from the extraction of resources. Within the context of a spectrum of participation a variety of tools and mechanisms are presented in the paper. Some of these tools have been used primarily in the public sector, however companies stand to benefit from the tools in forms that are adapted to context, as they are potential vehicles to increase transparency, and thus accountability of companies, communities and governments.
The purpose of this Handbook is to strengthen awareness about M&E, engage interest in M&E, and to clarify what it entails, specifically for BEE practitioners. To date, attention has been paid to measuring the delivery and performance of BEE programs, for example by monitoring program processes, activities and outputs. However, evaluating the benefits that have arisen as a result of development interventions has been much less robust and to a large extent has relied on assessments of outputs rather than focusing on outcomes and impacts.
This upcoming report has already generated a lot of interest among sustainability, ethical sourcing and community engagement managers. Find out how your company can benefit from measuring more than just performance and outputs. Understand and communicate the true impact of your business.
This document provides the insights of the The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) Pipeline Project. The planning, design and construction of the Baku-Tbilisi- Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline provides a good example of an IFC-financed project that faced a wide variety of complex and often difficult social and environmental challenges.
The CAO has prepared this guide to be used as a design tool for communities, civil society organizations, corporations, and governments at both the subnational and national level that want to implement participatory water monitoring programs. The document provides a framework that can be used to develop a detailed implementation plan that meets the unique characteristics of each situation.
Companies concerned about their social and environmental impacts have a new tool for measuring and monitoring their activities. the Measuring Impact Framework to help companies measure and assess the impact of their business activities on economic and broader development goals wherever they operate.
This Supplement to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) 2002 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines identifies aspects of mining and metals companies’ operations that are significant to a discussion of sustainable development by companies in the sector, but which are not captured by the reporting elements and indicators in the 2002 Guidelines.
The Mesa de Diálogo y Consenso CAO-Cajamarca was convened to address and resolve conflicts between Yanacocha, the largest gold mine in Peru, and the surrounding communities affected by its operations. The Mesa sought consensus based solutions under a framework of good faith, cooperation, and tolerance.
The Global Reporting Initiative “G3” Guidelines for Sustainability Reporting were released in October 2006 following several year’s ofresearch, development, and consensus-seeking by multi-stakeholder technical working groups, each assigned to focus on different parts of the Guidelines ending with a periodof public participation and comment.
The Framework provides guidance to users on how to establish a systematic stakeholder engagement process that generates the indicators, targets, and reporting systems needed to ensure to ensure greater transparency, effective responsiveness to stakeholders and improved overall organisational performance.
The guide outlines the use of Social Impact Assessments by the oil and gas industry. It provides managers of existing oil and gas operations or new projects with an understanding of how to make the best use of SIAs.
This handbook is primarily targeted toward officials who are faced with the challenge of managing for results. Developing countries in particular have multiple obstacles to overcome in building M&E systems. However, results-based M&E systems are a continuous work in progress for both developed and developing countries. When implemented properly these systems provide a continuous flow of information feedback into the system, which can help guide policymakers toward achieving the desired results. Seasoned program managers in developed countries and international organizations—where results-based M&E systems are now in place—are using this approach to gain insight into the performance of their respective organizations.
Globally, two standards have taken on particular importance in the area of sustainability assurance. The AA1000 Assurance Standard (AA1000AS), launched in March 2003 by AccountAbility; and the IAASB’s International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) 3000 , which all professional accounting networks must comply with from January 1st 2005.
A partnership comprised of International Finance Corporation, Rio Tinto Alcan and Deloitte with additional support from the Government of Norway and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency has successfully developed a pilot version of the Planning and Financial Valuation Tool for Sustainability Investments that quantifies the value of sustainability investments, allowing the user to plan according.