Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning(MEL)

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning(MEL)

S.W. Nepal has a dedicated Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Unit within the organization. It comprises well-resourced and vibrant in-house team that has deep understanding of the development processes, institutions and priorities in Nepal. The team members are proficient in developing M&E systems and indicators, designing qualitative and quantitative tools for data collection, carrying out surveys, and analyzing qualitative and quantitative survey data using various data analysis tools.
Our works involving undertaking of rigorous evaluations and baseline, midline and end-line surveys support our clients in developing a strong information base against which to monitor and assess progress, relevance, efficiency, value for money and effectiveness of interventions using outcome and impact indicators.
In the last 18 years of our operation, we have carried out a large number of surveys in fields as diverse as community infrastructure, WASH, peace building, social protection, governance, livelihood development, education, renewable energy, public health, and gender based violence (GBV). These assignments have included development of appropriate process, output, outcome and impact level indicators working in close coordination with our clients, following which we move forward with field level surveys.
We have more than 30 Android devices for the purpose of data collection at field level. Use of these devices and tools allows for the collected data to be uploaded immediately for review and processing as well as for recording the geo-locations of the places where the surveys are conducted.
We have helped our clients compile high quality data within a short timeframe by using electronic data collection tools such as Open Data Kit (ODK) and KoBo Toolbox. We are proficient in using quantitative data analysis software, SPSS and qualitative data analysis software, NVivo. The tools we have used in the past include structured or semi-structured questionnaires, Focus Group Discussions (FGDs), social audit, ethnographic immersion, and Key Informant Interviews (KIIs).
We have provided MEL services to a growing list of satisfied clients. Some of the clients that we have worked with include UK Department for International Development (DFID), Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), US Agency for International Development (USAID), National Women Commission (NWC), UN Women, UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Center for Rural Technology Nepal (CRT/N), German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), UN World Food Program (WFP), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), The Asia Foundation, Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC), Nepal Peace Trust Fund (NPTF), World Bank, World Jewish Relief (WJR), Lutheran World Federation Nepal (LWF), ACT Alliance, SAPPROS Nepal, and OXFAM Nepal.

A women working to make a CSEB brick at Gorkha, Bhusalgaun

Components of MEL

Baseline, Mid-Line
& End-Line Study

Third Party
Monitoring

Evaluations