Monitoring Evaluation & Learning (MEL)/Management Information Systems (MIS)

Monitoring Evaluation & Learning (MEL)/Management Information Systems (MIS)

NRLM is process intensive and therefore at various levels, it would constantly review, assess and learn from the qualitative and quantitative progress achieved. The primary objective of NRLM’s MEL/MIS framework is to institute a comprehensive system ofevidence-based decision making process, of both strategic The MEL components are alsoexpected to facilitate evaluation/assessment of the ‘net’ contribution of the Mission towardsrural poverty reduction, livelihoods promotion, empowerment, quality of life and well-being ofthe poor. Given the scale and diversity of the Mission, which is geographically dispersed andinstitutionally decentralized, a comprehensive MEL has been provided with the followingMonitoring mechanisms. NRLM would put in place various mechanisms for monitoring –

  • Accountability in institutions of the poor includes institutional self-monitoring, peer internal audit of processes and local social audit;
  • Management Information System (MIS) based input-output monitoring includes Results framework-based MIS; Milestones linked to investments/inputs; web-based MIS; real time input-output monitoring at various levels; and MIS with partners’ data;
  • ICT-framework for dedicated digital grid includes national databases of poor, their institutions, and skill development (jobs/self-employment), national livelihoods portal, communication/knowledge dissemination channels, thematic e-groups etc.
  • Internal review mechanisms at various levels –
    • Monthly/quarterly planning/progress/process reporting and internal review;
    • Field visits by staff/officials, Periodic visits of supervision teams from SRLM to districts and field, and Theme specific supervision visits from time-to-time;
    • Joint Half-yearly/Annual Review, Planning/Supervision Missions to states;
    • Independent Process monitoring;
    • Review and Consultation workshops with various stakeholders; and
    • Meetings of Executive Committees, Governing Bodies, Advisory Groups/ Committees, Convergence Forums, Coordination Committees at various levels
  •  External social audit, public expenditure tracking and community score cards
  • SRLM Annual Reports and NRLM Annual Report
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