Monitoring, Evaluation and Risk Management in Mali
NCG has recently been awarded a contract, in consortium with ADE Belgium, to assist the Embassy of Denmark in Bamako, Mali with establishing an operational monitoring and risk (M&R) management system under and associated with Denmark’s Country Programme for Mali for the period 2017-2022. Denmark’s bilateral country programme for Mali comprises 3 thematic programmes and 11 development engagements. The three thematic programmes in the Country Programme are: Peaceful Co-existence; Decentralisation; and Private sector development.
NCG will assist in establishing a functioning country programme monitoring and risk management system that will help improve programme effectiveness, ensure informed decision-making, facilitate the communication of results, enable learning processes, and maximise transparency and accountability. In achieving this, NCG and ADE will assist in establishing baselines, providing targeted training and technical support to implementing partners, assessing risks and enhancing partners’ reporting and risk management systems during the first 2½ years of the programme. This will overall build up an accountability and reporting system, promoting a culture of results-orientation and awareness of the need for documenting and communicating results.
A team of long-term M&E and risk analysis experts will be fielded in Bamako from November 2017. The role of NCG experts Frank Runchel, Bodil Olesen and Anne Højmark Andersen will be to provide expertise and support in reviewing baselines, assessing partner’s capacities and practices, and providing technical support to partners in Bamako in the field of conflict analysis, risk management, Theory of Change, development of indicators and results framework.