Key Characteristics of Conventional M&E

Let’s take a deeper look at the key characteristics that make up conventional M&E.

Key Characteristics of Conventional M&Eā€‹ include:

  • Top-down approach
  • Emphasizes achieving ultimate system effectiveness ā€‹ ā€‹
  • Externally oriented towards enhancing cost efficiency or accountability
  • Involve outside experts to conduct the evaluation
  • Pre-determined indicators and measures to track progress or change
  • Standardized processes of engagement (typically only to provide information)


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