“Participatory monitoring and evaluation (PM&E) involve, by default design and use of participatory tools jointly with stakeholders in a collaborative framework facilitate effective measuring, recording, collecting and processing communication information that is used in problem-solving and decision-making” with inclusive strategy of all sorts of marginalised sections.
Participatory monitoring and evaluation builds upon the insights, approaches and tools used in participatory (action) research, but also borrow from “conventional” social sciences approaches, and from conventional monitoring and evaluation theory and practice.
Participatory monitoring and evaluation is followed by RCPDS, it significantly differs from conventional M&E in that the community, beneficiaries and people involved in designing and implementing the project. Community and beneficiaries involved in monitoring and evaluation throughout the project’s duration. Participatory monitoring enables project participants themselves to generate, analyze and use information for their day-to-day decision-making as well as long term planning.