Republic Of Zambia

United Nations Development Programme Zambia

Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Results measurement

The monitoring and evaluation strategy combines before and after comparisons together with those comparing changes in performance between the participants (treatment group) and non-participants (control group) of the Programme. This is further enhanced by an internet-based portfolio and project management information system (PMIS) piloted during the inception phase. The PMIS software called SCIFORMA tracks both the results and process indicators. SCIFORMA also provides a credible channel to communicate results and allow approved stakeholders to view the progress in real time. Monitoring and Evaluation is aligned to the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) Standard for Results Measurement to better measure, manage, and demonstrate results.

Exit and sustainability

The Programme harnesses national contributions, service user fees and other income to contribute towards financial sustainability. While financial sustainability is necessary, it is not a sufficient condition for sustainability. Therefore, in the systemic and value chain development approach, a range of factors are considered to ensure that the results of Programme interventions will be sustained into the future. These factors include adherence to local stakeholder priorities, ownership, participation and capacity building; promotion of appropriate technology and environmental conservation. The Programme will commission an analysis of the potential of creating green jobs in selected economic growth sectors to assist policy makers and implementers to make effective decisions based on evidence and experience in the building construction sector.

Comparing the performance of participants (“treatment group”) with the performance of non-participants (“control group”).


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