The United Nations through the United Nations Joint Programme on Social Protection said that an M&E Framework is an important tool to improve the quality of Social Protection Programmes and Systems. The M&E framework was important in ensuring accountability and transparency, providing feedback on the performance of a programme and identifying possible shortcomings and gaps. Furthermore, the framework was a continuous management function to assess if progress is made in achieving expected results, to spot bottlenecks in implementation and to highlight whether there are any unintended effects.
The UN said this during the launch of the National Social Protection Policy, Monitoring and Evaluation framework at Intercontinental Hotel, in Lusaka on 17th May, 2019.
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