Monitoring & Evaluation

A  good sailor doesn’t leave the harbour without compass , as he travel , the compass helps him know that he is travelling in the right direction. In the same way , Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (PMER) has emerged as a top priority in the development projects like Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-Southern Area Development Project (KP-SADP). The discipline of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of development interventions provides development managers with better understanding of learning, improving service delivery, planning and allocating resources, course correction and validating results as part of the accountability.

The M&E team is onboard since June 2013.The overall mandate of M&E staff  (M&E Specialist at PMU supported by three M&E Officers at Districts formation ) is to systematically oversee the implemented actions and suggest viable actions for the off-track interventions. They also foster learning by communicating issues and delays to the project management for timely course correction and restructuring the project deliverables.

The Project has been able to register a notable accomplishment in regard to establishing monitoring of the project. As per  mandate, a detailed Work Plan for the year 2013-14  has been chalked out in consultation with the all the relevant stakeholders that was approved by the Project Steering Committee on 23rd August 2013  . This work plan is a vehicle for engaging PMU and DIUs in clarifying objectives, planning, designing, and implementing activities.It goes without saying that Monthly Review Meetings have provided the platform for reviewing not only the Project progress on a regular basis but also in helping to identify various bottlenecks involved, and thereby provide for timely remedies. It has also facilitated the districts formation  in streamlining their planning and thus achieved better results vis-à-vis Project deliverables.

Infact, SADP   Results Monitoring  Framework have been outlined in detail in the Project Documents  . It identifies the indicators to be tracked; specifies the source, method of collection, and schedule of collection for each piece of datum required; and assigns responsibility for collection to a specific office, team, or individual. During implementation phase ,this matrix will serve as a useful tool to review progress and take corrective action.

Efforts are also underway to establish a Monitoring Information System (MIS).In addition, in this era of information technology ,it is planned that this MIS will be linked to Geospatial Information System (GIS) through the use of a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) program, and geo-referencing capabilities. Once this proposed system is operational, then all the planning and monitoring chapters of the Project would be automated for periodic progress updates which will also mitigate paper work.

Furthermore, baseline data collection (primary as well as secondary) has been started and a questionnaire has been prepared for the purpose. This baseline survey is scheduled to be completed by November  2013. The baseline survey result will be a cornerstone of  KP-SADP  final  evaluation strategy that includes a pre-post assessment by third party monitors.

In nutshell, developing effective M&E system takes time and asks for concerted efforts, and progress in this direction is well underway.


The street pavement work of brick-soling is in-progress in village Kotka Imam Din, Union Council Marmandi Aazim, District Lakki Marwat. Male Community Based Organization (MCBO) Falah Behbood Amman is engaged in this scheme with the technical & financial assistance of KP-SADP.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Southern Area Development Project (KP-SADP) conducted "Fund Admin & Contract Management Training" for community capacity building of district DIKhan in which total 120 members of 30 Community Based Organization (CBOs) participated.
Students of Mass Communication Department, Gomal University DIKhan field activity at Vocational Training Center established by KP-SADP.
Mr. Ghulam Habib, Project Director Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Southern Area Development Project (KP-SADP) Pakistan receiving the Country Winner Award (South Asian Procurement Innovative Award-SAPIA) from Ms. Elmas Arisoy, World Bank South Asia Procurement Manager. Project Director KP-SADP is pleased the performance of HR/Admin, MIS & Procurement Section.
Commissioner DIKhan Division Abdul Ghafoor Baig inspecting different developmental schemes of KP-SADP in DIKhan along with project staff.