An organisation which has evaluation embedded in its culture, emphasizes values of transparency, accountability and continuous improvement. An understanding of impact evaluation and its importance across all levels of personnel is the first of a series of actions which will enable organisations to link impact evaluation to their social missions, and prioritise impact measurement.
Monitoring and Evaluation is an integral element of program management and should be strategically planned in terms of investment strategies, implementation, resource deployment (man-power and budgets) and timelines. To demonstrate a strong commitment to evaluation, organisations should focus on key drivers like building internal capabilities of teams, decision making processes and structures. Impact evaluations should be planned and conducted in ways that enhance the utilization of both the findings and of the process itself to inform decisions and improve performance.