DFID is placing a strong emphasis internally on the development and strengthening of programme M&E skills. At the same time, DFID is becoming a more “intelligent consumer” and commissioner of high quality monitoring reviews and evaluations, including the synthesis of evidence and strategic evaluation analysis.
Specialist Evaluation and Quality Assurance Services (SEQAS) delivers a range of core evaluation and monitoring services to support an improvement in the effectiveness and efficiency of DFID programme performance. The services also support the development of programmes funded through the UK Government 2.9 billion pounds International Climate Fund (ICF), jointly managed by DFID, the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS, formerly DECC) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
As part of the IOD consortium, LTS provides expert advice on M&E planning and design. This helps staff from the three organisations to make strategic choices from the range of appropriate methods, approaches and designs for monitoring reviews and evaluations, including theory of change design, business case development and impact evaluation. We also provide quality assurance services for M&E design, implementation and delivery.
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