What is Monitoring?
Monitoring is the regular observation and recording of activities taking place in a project or programme. It is a process of routinely gathering information on all aspects of the project.To monitor is to check on how project activities are progressing. It is observation; systematic and purposeful observation. Monitoring also involves giving feedback about the progress of the project to the donors, implementors and beneficiaries of the project. Reporting enables the gathered information to be used in making decisions for improving project performance.
Purpose of Monitoring:
Monitoring is very important in project planning and implementation. It is like watching where you are going; you can adjust as you go along and ensure that you are on the right track.
Monitoring provides information that will be useful in: