Specialist Evaluation and Quality Assurance Services (SEQuAS) delivers a range of core evaluation and monitoring specialised services to assist the embedding of DFID’s evaluation agenda. As part of a consortium, LTS provides expert advice on M&E planning and design, to help make strategic choices from the range of appropriate methods, approaches and designs for monitoring reviews and evaluations. We also provide quality assurance services for M&E design, implementation and delivery.
To support an improvement in the effectiveness and efficiency of DFID programme performance and support the development of programmes funded through the UK Government (including the 2.9-billion-pound International Climate Fund), 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.
The SEQuAS consortium delivers a range of core evaluation and monitoring services. These specialist services are also available to build capacity in DFID’s partner development countries.
LTS has provided short term evaluation and technical expertise through quality technical reviews of evaluation outputs that seek to deliver:
Value and benefits
DFID’s objectives are to raise the standard of evaluation and to support users of evaluation (located within partner developing country national governments, the not-for-profit sector and the private sector) to promote better quality evaluation.
The overall goal is improvement in the effectiveness and efficiency of DFID programme performance.
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