Measuring results is essential to achieving effective aid and development. The capacity to collect, analyse and reflect on performance information is at the heart of aid and development effectiveness.
The New Zealand Aid Programme has a clear focus on measuring results. Monitoring and evaluation of development activities help improve performance and achieve results. We need to know what works, what doesn’t, where and why. We need to base policy, activity design and implementation on sound evidence to maximise the impact of our development assistance.
Regular monitoring and evaluating of development activities safeguards value for money for New Zealand and country partners. It ensures accountability and transparency for New Zealand Aid Programme activities.
Measuring the results of development activities also lets us learn from past experience. New Zealand balances risk with innovation in its development activities. Lessons learnt through monitoring and evaluation improve development practice and inform future risk assessments and mitigation.