To monitor or monitoring generally means to be aware of the state of a system, and how this state changes over time, for instance as the result of a change initiative, a trend or a shock.
Handbook on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluating for Development Results (UNDP) provides a detailed description of various aspects of monitoring as it is applied in UNDP.
The clarification for the fields in the template is given in the Interaction template (Actant Dictionary).
|Target Outcome||Quality data on the condition of a system.|
|Social actors and roles||Monitoring & evaluation expert|
|Trigger or preceding interaction||Programme launch (for Monitoring against a results framework); or a Policy decision (for institutionalised monitoring)|
|Interfaces and services|
|Inputs and outputs||inputs: a results framework that indicates which data needs to be collected; the data itself, as evidence (on operations, sensations,…) and comments from the various stakeholders; output: data necessary for evaluation|
|Stores and tools||data collection instruments or services|
|Further reading||Monitoring (Wikipedia)|
Position of Monitoring among the interactions:
- Architecture development
- Citizen's Initiative Review
- Creating a common vision
- Knowledge Conversion