From 18-23 April, REACH and the Somalia Shelter Cluster conducted a training event in Nairobi to launch a new cluster monitoring and evaluation framework. The training was intended to familiarise cluster partners with a newly developed set of tools and guidance, which will assist shelter actors with needs assessment, planning, implementation and monitoring of programmes.
Thanks to the generous support of ECHO and in close coordination with the Shelter Cluster Working Group, REACH developed the monitoring and evaluation framework, tools and guidance for the Shelter Cluster and its partners. Many of the resources are newly developed and require field-testing. Over the coming weeks and months, REACH will support five agencies to pilot the new monitoring and evaluation framework in Somalia.
During the workshop, partners agreed on a standardized set of core shelter indicators for the Somali context, which will facilitate shared data collection, analysis and monitoring of programmes among all shelter partners. Partners were also supported to develop a more systematic approach to the collection, management, and reporting of information, in order to improve decision-making and to allow shelter programmes to be more systematically evaluated. Effective needs assessment, monitoring and evaluation helps all actors to measure the outputs and outcomes of their work against identified needs, and therefore to improve their accountability to affected populations, to each other, and to their donors.
All the latest resources about Somalia can be found on the Somalia page of the REACH Resource Centre.