Efficiency analysis and development of M&E platform in Malawi

Mainlevel consultants Dr. Felipe Isidor-Serrano, David Haasner and Alice van Caubergh are currently supporting the implementation of the Afikepo-NAPE project in Malawi from August to December 2018. The consultancy aims to improve the quality and efficiency of the project’s M&E system and build the capacities of the project’s key stakeholders to monitor the project’s impact and efficiency, report on progress, but also gather evidence, lessons learned and high-level data.

The consultancy is currently implemented in three pillars. The assignment has started with an assessment of current M&E efforts, and level of efficiency in the project’s implementation.  Then, our in-house IT experts have developed a web-based M&E platform, which increases the efficiency and quality of data collection and aggregation, connects the different districts, and absorbs all historical data from the project’s implementation. Our consultants have used the momentum created by the revised M&E system and new M&E tools available to ensure that all project’s team members involved in M&E have a full command on M&E. The full concept and content of training have been developed based on the needs assessment done by our Mainlevel consultants.

GIZ’s Afikepo Nutrition Programme Nutrition and Access to Primary Education (Afikepo-NAPE) is being implemented since March 2016. It builds on GIZ’s experience in implementing the “Home Grown School Meals” approach in Malawi, through the previous phase of NAPE, implemented from 2013 to 2016. The programme focuses on school meals and construction at schools, nutrition education, sanitation and hygiene practices and management of school nutrition. The programme is implemented in close cooperation with the Malawian Government at national and district levels, and activities are implemented in 150 schools and 50 pre-schools in the districts of Mulanje, Chitipa, Kasungu, Nkhotakota, Nkhata Bay, Karonga and Mzimba.