US Agency for International Development (USAID) is one of the largest bi-lateral development aid funding agencies in the Middle East and North Africa. USAID is facing a number of challenges and priorities, including internal USAID transformation and / or reorganization in one hand, sectoral and project’s delivery mechanisms, aid effectiveness and value-for-money on the other hand.
Monitoring and Evaluation has become a very important career path in humanitarian and development work globally. Demonstrating results achieved is an accountability requirement not only to the funding agencies or to the implementing partners but also to project’s beneficiaries, national and governmental stakeholders as well. It all starts by properly designing development projects through clearly and logically outlaying potential multiple-layers of developmental outcomes. Developing a Monitoring and Evaluation plan is an essential management and progress-reporting document.