As a young organization keen to provide local context responsive and accountable, AFARD is keen on the monitoring of its actions primarily to account and learn. To ensure that interventions are on track, correctly accounted for, and adequately learnt from, the following actions are undertaken:

  • Joint planning and budget reviews with beneficiary organizations.
  • Weekly staff meetings with comprehensive reporting on activities, progress, and finance.
  • Monthly meetings of beneficiary organization leaders and members.
  • Routine home and field visits by AFARD staff.
  • Periodic on-spot visits by AFARD Board and local government officials.
  • Quarterly reviews of partners’ progress and District Network meetings.
  • Periodic organizational development and model home compliance assessment
  • Bi annual Board meetings and periodic committee meetings.
  • Annual learning and reflection and learning meetings.
  • Annual financial audit by a Certified Audit firm.
  • Independent end of project evaluations.

However, to ensure that the lessons learnt from the monitoring exercises are effectively used, AFARD undertakes knowledge sharing with partner communities, local governments, donors, peer agencies, and the Board through various ways, namely:

  • During trainings of and meetings with members of beneficiary communities.
  • District Network meetings with leaders of beneficiary communities and local government officials.
  • Participation in district sector and national network meetings.
  • Inter beneficiary community exchange visits.
  • Dissemination of quarterly and annual performance reports.
  • Periodic debriefing meetings of government leaders.
  • Weekly staff meetings.
  • Joint planning and review meetings with beneficiary communities.
  • Writing best practices articles in magazines and newsletters.
  • Regular posting of its case studies, reports, and audits on its website.
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