Conceptual Description of the Key Determinants of Effective Monitoring and Evaluation System

  • Callistus TenganEmail author
  • Clinton Aigbavboa
  • Didi Thwala
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 785)


This chapter presents a conceptual description of the key determinants of effective monitoring and evaluation system as critical factors for the successful implementation of projects. This is done through a comprehensive review of literature. Nineteen (19) monitoring and evaluation determinants were identified via the extensive review of journal, conference and academic thesis’. The top five (5) determinants were identified as budgetary allocation for M&E, data quality, technical capacity of the M&E team or department, leadership and monitoring and evaluation information system (MEIS). The study advocates for a critical approach to budgeting and allocating funds for M&E, the quality of M&E data gives the necessary confidence in the M&E finding upon which project panning relies on, there is the need to build the technical capacity of the M&E team and or department through training to undertake effective M&E and finally adopt effective and efficient approach in the implementation of M&E. The compliment of all the above determinates will see a shift in the era of poor performance to one of a successful project implementation.


Budgetary allocation Data quality Leadership Monitoring & Evaluation Stakeholder involvement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Callistus Tengan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Clinton Aigbavboa
    • 1
  • Didi Thwala
    • 1
  1. 1.Sustainable Human Settlement and Construction Research Centre, Faculty of Engineering, and the Built EnvironmentUniversity of JohannesburgAuckland ParkSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department Of Building TechnologyBolgatanga PolytechnicSumbrunguGhana

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