loveLife’s Programme Measurement and Design unit (PMD) leads the organization’s research, monitoring and evaluation activities. The unit seeks to rigorously measure the effectiveness and impact of loveLife’s programmatic and capacity building activities. To ensure that the research, monitoring and evaluation system remains effective, efficient and responsive to the organization’s strategy, monitoring and evaluation of project activities happens in all projects and throughout the project cycle and is embedded in organizational processes. Monitoring and Evaluation plans are developed for all projects and standard indicators (quantitative and qualitative) are utilized to identify the evidence required to show progress towards the achievement of results.
Each programme or project performance is facilitated through the development of a Results Based Framework or Outcome Measurement Plan. This is the plan that outlines the output and outcome results including measurement indicators and targets. Project impact measurement in loveLife is demonstrated by the use of the Most Significant Stories of Change tool, Surveys and focus group discussion and evaluation and case studies.
The LoveLife M&E standard framework define a common standard for defining M&E and to describe a sound and functional M&E system, including its organizational structures, staffing and partnerships. The purpose of this framework is to further ensure improved availability of quality data and its use to improve planning and decisions making in the organisation.