For international organizations such as PATH, that work across a range of projects funded by a diverse set of funders, ensuring quality and consistency in M&E practice is an ongoing challenge. In 2015, PATH launched its M&E Practice Standards and Tools to promote a common understanding of quality M&E practice. As the next step the M&E Department is investing in efforts to increase the correct and consistent use of the standards and tools by project teams. One such effort is the M&E Champions Pilot Program, a program designed in 2016 to cultivate project-embedded M&E Champions as users and promoters of the standards and tools and producers of best practice examples. The program includes a series of web-based group sessions and leverages short term technical assistance from the M&E Department to strengthen the Champions’ capacity in producing quality M&E practice examples.
At this Think Tank we will briefly share lessons learned from the 2016 M&E Champions Pilot Program by bringing together perspectives of the M&E experts and the participating Champions, including their experiences, challenges and learnings. The think tank is expected to capture ideas on cultivating the M&E discipline in large organizations, and will provide a forum for the participants to brainstorm on the main question.#tools #OrganizationalLearningandEvalCapacityBuilding #Champions