Author: Stabilisation Unit
Institution: Stabilisation Unit
Publication Date: 2010
This brief lessons note is one of the Stabilisation Unit's 'Top Lessons from Stabilisation and Conflict' produced in 2010. It should be read in conjunction with the eight others in this series. It focuses on why monitoring and evaluation of stabilisation interventions is important, and how it should be done.
The note argues that monitoring and evaluating stabilisation interventions is essential to ensure that they achieve the intended effect, and to reduce unintentional harm. It then highlights, briefly, emerging good practice in how to do monitoring and evaluation of stabilisation, including building a monitoring and evaluating mechanism into a planning process at the outset, and focussing on outcomes and impact in order to be able to identify what is working, what is not, and why.