M&E plans are intended to guide monitoring and evaluation processes throughout the life of a project or funding period. But what are the components of a strong M&E plan? Switchboard’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Plan Template makes them easy to learn by walking step-by-step through a sample refugee employment program.
M&E Plans are intended to strengthen M&E, and ultimately programming and outcomes for clients, by ensuring that monitoring and evaluation processes have been thoroughly thought out and planned for. After developing an M&E plan for your program, present it at grant opening meetings, rely on it to set up your M&E systems, and use it to guide M&E activities.
The accompanying M&E Plan Checklist summarizes the elements of Switchboard’s M&E Plan Template in a shorter checklist format.