Monitoring and Evaluation

Timely and reliable monitoring and evaluation (M&E) makes it possible to identify trends, strengths and areas for improvement in our work at national, regional and global level.

At IFRC, monitoring and evaluation is not just a principle, but a practice. We actively strive to build capacity throughout the Movement with resources, trainings, and technical guidance and support:


  • Framework for Evaluations Guides how evaluations are planned, managed, conducted, and utilized in IFRC, ensuring that they adhere to the highest international and ethical standards and practices. (document in French | in Spanish | in Arabic | in Russian)
  • Evaluation database An internet archive of completed IFRC Secretariat-funded evaluations and related studies (i.e. baselines) for public viewing and transparency, as well as strategic planning and lesson sharing.
  • PMER Pocket Guide The purpose of this is to provide a user-friendly summary of key PMER concepts and practices for good PMER, based on the key elements of IFRC PMER guidelines (primarily the Project/Programme Planning Guide, the Project/Programme M&E Guide, and the IFRC Framework for Evaluation). (Guide in Spanish)
  • Classroom and online training on Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting 
    • A complete package of skills-based training materials is available for National Society and IFRC staff and volunteers in English, French, Spanish and Arabic – see contacts below for more information.
    • An online training on project/programme planning is available in English, French and Spanish. Please go to the IFRC’s “Learning Platform”. Once you have signed up to the Learning Platform, search for “PPP” to access the course.

For further information, please contact IFRC’s Planning and Evaluation department (PED) at

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