Our work at GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH) is systematically geared towards results, the yardstick by which we measure the success of our efforts. Our aim is to contribute towards long-term positive change in cooperation with our partners.
Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is therefore firmly mainstreamed in GIZ’s work. It is actively applied during the entire project cycle, from planning to assessment. To manage commissions effectively, we need a clear picture of the status of our projects, the most promising approaches, and the lessons to be learned. This is essential if we are to secure results and sustainably foster development.
New ideas are continually called for to find tailored and sustainable solutions to complex social issues. This takes a great deal of experience and the courage to venture into new territory, while keeping an eye on what is feasible. In international cooperation, change rarely occurs without setbacks. Be that as it may, our aim is to shape these changes to best effect, and monitoring and evaluation is a fundamental part of these efforts. It is only if we know why something has worked well in one case but not in another that we can find the right path to sustainable development in similar situations in the future.
GIZ's monitoring and evaluation system is aligned with national and international standards and quality criteria, and is based on the principles of usefulness and transparency.
In this way, GIZ presents the results generated by its projects and programmes to commissioning parties and clients, partners and the general public, and shows how the agreed objectives are being achieved and have contributed to sustainable development.