Monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS donor funded projects in Maseru : an analysis of six organisations

Ramothamo, Senate S. (2013-03)

Thesis (MPhil)--Stellenbosch University, 2013.


ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Lesotho it’s one of the countries with highest prevalence, so the international funding agencies (donors) has resorted to help out in the fight of this pandemic. Donors are the main funder’s of the projects/organisations within the country which are in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Numerous international development agencies (donors) have established an intervention to fight and respond to the challenges brought by the HIV/AIDS pandemic through projects within the country. Projects set aims and objectives about HIV/AIDS and implement them with the purpose of reducing prevalence, mitigating the impact and as a way of improving lives of People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Donor funded projects/organisations seem not be sustainable as it seems there is a challenge of monitoring and evaluation. The study was undertaken to identify current monitoring and evaluation practices. To determine challenges faced by projects in the implementation of monitoring and evaluation within donor funded projects/organisations. The data collection method used was semi-structured interview questions and the questionnaire (Likert Scale). Participants who were monitoring and evaluations officers and the managers were interviewed. The study found out that all the six organisations practise monitoring and evaluation and there are full time officers. The organisations faced various challenges like funding, non-existence of policy, no systems in place to follow and lack of monitoring and evaluation of concept in the implementation of monitoring and evaluation. All the six organisations do report to donors frequently. All organisations had a belief that M & E is a necessity for sustainability, and aligning results with strategic objectives. In conclusion the study found out that all organisations have M & E in place. Recommendations are provided for donor funded organisations.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Lesotho is een van die lande in Afrika met die hoogste voorkoms van MIV/Vigs. As gevolg van die ernstigheid van die pandemie in Lesotho raak meer en meer internasionale donateurs betrokke by die stryd teen die pandemie. Daar is ‘n ou besigheidwaarheid wat sê dat jy nie kan bestuur sonder om te meet nie en om hierdie rede is die monitering en evaluering van MIV/Vigs ingrepe baie belangrik. Hierdie studie is onderneem om die huidige montering- en evalueringspraktyke in Lesotho te evalueer. Die studie het bevind dat in al ses organisasies wat by die ondersoek betrek is, daar geen voltydse monitering-en evalueringsbeamtes betrokke is nie. Dit is verder bevind dat daar ‘n grootskaalse gebrek aan gevestigde praktyke en prosedures bestaan en dat monitering- en evaluering dus nie konsekwent gedoen word nie. Behoorlike evaluering van die doeltreffendheid van MIV/Vigsprogramme is nie net belangrik vir Lesotho nie, maar is ook belangrik vir die lande en organisasies wat die programme borg. Voorstelle ter verbetering van die monitering- en evaluering van MIV/Vigsprogramme in Lesotho word aan die hand gedoen.

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