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Monitoring is the regular observation and recording of activities taking place in a project or programme. It is a process of routinely gathering information on all aspects of the project. To monitor is to check on how project activities are progressing. It is observation; systematic and purposeful observation.Monitoring also involves giving feedback about the progress of the project to the donors, implementors and beneficiaries of the project.Reporting enables the gathered information to be used in making decisions for improving project performance.
Source: EU Commission LLP 2007-2013, Europe
Monitoring is the countinuous and systematic collection of data on specified indicators in order to provide the main actors of an ongoing development intervention with indications as to the extent of progress and the achievement of objectives (in relation to allocated resources).
Source: UNESCO IIEP/IBE;PEIC 2015, Global
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