Project Design, Monitoring & Evaluation

Effective project design is the foundation for successful projects and monitoring and evaluation is essential to sustainable, long-term service delivery.

Land sector projects are inherently social and dynamic, resulting in project outcomes that are similarly dynamic and emergent. Capturing, guiding and best harnessing these outcomes requires appropriate implementation and analysis of monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.

Donors and project investors are increasingly seeking value for money, tracked through measures of economy, efficiency, effectiveness and ethics. These require responsive approaches to planning, design, monitoring and evaluation, encapsulating measures of relevance, policy coherence, efficiency, impact and sustainability. 

LEI has an extensive and proven track record in project identification, concept development, project preparation and design for land sector projects. We are sought after partners of government, donors and private sector stakeholders to ensure project designs closely align and contribute to country strategies and economic, social and environmental long-term development goals. Our experience has demonstrated the importance of regional integration and donor coordination linking land projects with broader development objectives.

We measure project impact and effectiveness from project onset and across all stages conceptualisation, design, piloting, and implementation. We see monitoring, evaluation and learning as critical approaches to fostering collaborative processes and beneficiary ownership. Frameworks and tools we use include a range of qualitative and quantitative tools including Logframes and Theory of Change, Participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Outcome Mapping, Political Economy and Stakeholder Analysis, Social Learning, Participatory Mapping, and gender and power analysis. 

We have a thorough knowledge of environmental and social safeguards applicable to land sector projects, and appropriate strategies to identify, manage and mitigate risks. We seek continuous learning and reflection throughout our projects, including knowledge sharing and management. We frequently submit our project reports for peer review – drawing on our client and associate networks as well as international conferences.

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