Monitoring is viewed as the systematic collection of data on specified indicators to provide managers of security and justice programmes with indications on the extent of progress towards the achievement of objectives and whether the approach or objectives need to be re-aligned.
Evaluation is a stand-alone act of assessing an ongoing or completed project, programme or policy, its design, implementation and results. Both monitoring and evaluation are dynamic processes which should produce information that can feed back into current or future programmes. Effective monitoring and evaluation processes must be considered from the very beginning of the programme design process and ISSAT can assist members with developing M&E plans from this early stage. ISSAT can also help conduct reviews of their security and justice reform programmes and provide support to evaluate programmes after their completion.
ISSAT now receives regular requests from its members to support the monitoring and/or evaluation of their SSR programmes. Please review the information on how to request ISSAT support on security and justice reform monitoring and evaluation for further information.