Monitoring & Improvement

overview

Well-designed projects and programs have stated goals and objectives, and defined performance indicators. In order to assess performance, routine monitoring of the performance indicators must take place and the metrics or level of achievement tracked over time. Monitoring outputs and impact shows evidence of success, or highlights the need for focused attention or adaptation.

In order to meet the global 90-90-90 treatment targets to fast-track the end of the AIDS epidemic at a time when needs are increasing and resources are steady or declining, the success of projects and investments must be demonstrated. For this to occur, standard indicators, targets, variables are needed; interoperable and standard data systems required; and well-trained human resources supported to excel in data collection, reporting and use.

NASTAD Global has supported many countries to develop, improve, and institutionalize the national and project-specific monitoring processes such that successes, needs, and gaps are identified.  

To support functional and optimized monitoring processes, NASTAD Global works with government partners to:

  • Define data needs
  • Assess existing systems and processes
  • Propose modifications or adaptations to meet the data needs
  • Develop or refine tools, materials, procedure manuals, and/or data systems such that high-quality data are available for use

To support implementation success, NASTAD Global provides formal and informal needs-based training in areas such as system use, staff leadership and management, process monitoring, data analysis, and data presentation and use. NASTAD Global uses a peer-based approach to build the capacity of the partner government as the implementer, supporting the goal of local ownership and implementation for long-term sustainability.