Making Monitoring Work in your Organisation

Some tips for building commitment and improving integration of monitoring across your organisation are:

  • Capture the imagination of councillors, managers and colleagues - don't blind them with science but show them how monitoring can help them in practical ways.

  • Start by focusing on some key priorities where the need for better information is recognised by the decision-makers, and build up from this as resources become available.

  • Find partners within the organisation to work with you (for example field officers who can collect information, planners who will use it, information systems and communications staff).

  • Make opportunities to get feedback on monitoring priorities and the monitoring process from staff who work with the issues.

  • Provide early feedback on monitoring results and allow opportunity to discuss these.