Our work with countries
In many developing countries, evaluation and monitoring functions are not institutionalized. Countries also lack organizational and individual capabilities to use these functions. For example, while many national development strategies explicitly refer to the Sustainable Development Goals, only 35% of them have actual systems to track data and monitor performance.
Although there is interest and demand from countries for robust monitoring and evaluation functions at all levels of government, there are a variety of obstacles that keep this from happening such as an absence of a supportive legal and regulatory environment to create demand for M&E services; insufficient capacities to procure, provide, and use evaluations; negative attitudes around the role of monitoring and evaluation in public policy; and, weak accountability mechanisms for the use of evidence, among other challenges.