Monitoring and evaluation
Monitoring and evaluation are critical in any healthy learning organization because they ask three key questions: are we doing the right thing? Are we doing it well? And are there better ways of doing it?
The Federation’s results are reflected in the numbers of quality services being provided to clients, and by effective advocacy at national, regional and global levels that makes a difference to sexual and reproductive health and rights.
With relevant and high quality information IPPF demonstrates the effects of its work to national, regional and international donors, policy-makers and partners. IPPF collects information annually through 30 global indicators. We use this information internally to identify gaps and areas for improvement as well as to analyse long-term performance trends. These feed into planning and budgeting processes. This way our work on continuous impact and we set ourselves increasingly ambitious goals.
IPPF conducts participatory qualitative reviews, which come to life in ‘IPPF Changing Lives’.
The Secretariat provides technical assistance, advice and guidance on monitoring, evaluation and learning. It oversees the quality of monitoring, evaluation and learning practices throughout the Federation.
IPPF Member Associations are required to undertake needs-assessments, monitoring and evaluation studies; as well as baseline and end-of-project surveys. They also assess their own capacities in monitoring and evaluation, and they identify areas for improvement.
IPPF is a learning organization and recognizes the importance of learning from its own experience and that of others. Through interactive, global systems, IPPF as a Federation uses this knowledge to increase the organization's effectiveness.