Identification, planning, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects

ECO has conducted a large number of project appraisals and feasibility studies for various national and international commissioning bodies. We dispose of broad experience in the relevant state-of-the art methodologies and tools for planning (logical frame work, ZOPP, RBM) as well as setting up monitoring and evaluation schemes.

ECO also carried out a significant number of evaluations and project progress reviews at all levels, ranging from country-strategies, policies, programs to projects. ECO developed a number of M&E systems and conducted meta-evaluations, e.g. the overall evaluation of the German DC in natural resource management. Most recently, ECO is leading a consortium on the evaluation of the European Commission’s sectoral and thematic programs and policies in developing countries.

Since our early projects we were strive for participatory planning processes and ongoing coordination with other German implementing agencies as well as other donors as a basis to comprehensive and meaningful project proposals. Thereby we have gained proficient experiences in complex project arrangements, which is of specific value given the challenges of the new aid architecture.