The purpose of this website is to make information publicly available about the process of monitoring and evaluating the Katine project in Uganda. This project is implemented by AMREF, in association with local partner organisations, and is being funded by the Guardian newspaper and Barclays Bank (UK). Additional technical inputs are being provided by Farm Africa and Barclays Bank in Uganda.
The website is managed by myself, Rick Davies. I have been contracted by the Guardian newspaper to act as the external evaluator for the duration of the project. I will be visiting the project every six months, over a three year period. The project began in October 2007, and my first (familiarisation) visit was in January 2008.
Please note: AMREF already have their own monitoring and evaluation systems that will apply to the Katine project. These include those managed by the Katine project staff, and those managed by the AMREF offices in Kampala (country office), and Nairobi (head office).
In this context my role is one of meta-monitoring. I will be examining AMREF reports and the processes used to produce them, to assess whether they are providing a valid and appropriate account of project activities and their effects (in the short and longer term). This will be done in association with a series of meetings with a range of stakeholders in the Katine project, including project staff, government staff, elected officials, members of community groups, households across Katine, and other NGOs.
1. Contents (also accessible via the menus on the right sidebar)
- The evolving approach to monitoring the Katine project, including
- Terms of Reference for each six monthly visit to Katine by Rick Davies
- Comments on AMREF reports, by Rick Davies
- Issues arising, that need attention
- External links to
- You can express your views via the Comment Here box at the bottom of every page or posting on this website.
- You can also express your views via the same type of Comment facility on the Guardian website: The Katine Chronicles
- You can take part in an ongoing opinion poll, and see the results so far
- Other options will be added in future.