Monitoring & Evaluation

To deliver public services and goods effectively and efficiently, international organizations, governments, foundations, and NGOs need to learn from their experiences and create accountability for their achievements. The notion of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) involves tracing whether activities are on track and delivering results. M&E identifies innovative practices and weak spots, and seeks ways to address the latter.

At GPPi, we help to develop M&E systems. We also conduct evaluations, typically about the policies, strategies, and setup of organizations. Evaluations are about helping organizations improve. Failure occurs when an evaluation lands in the drawer. We try to avoid this by designing evaluations together with our clients. We involve key stakeholders throughout the entire process. We approach each subject with an open mind and use state-of-the-art methods to ensure the findings are credible. We work with those concerned to refine recommendations and make sure they fit their organizational realities. We write as clearly as we can, and we do not stop once the report is submitted, but come back to discuss results and progress in implementing recommendations.

Funding & Clients

Our funders and clients include the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the European Commission Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the UK Department of International Aid (DFID) and the German Foreign Office.

Featured Publications


Technologies for Monitoring in Insecure Environments

by Rahel Dette, Julia Steets, Elias Sagmeister


The Use of Third-Party Monitoring in Insecure Contexts

by Elias Sagmeister, Julia Steets


Listening to Communities in Insecure Environments

by Lotte Ruppert, Elias Sagmeister, Julia Steets


Innovating for Access: The Role of Technology in Monitoring Aid in Highly Insecure Environments

by Rahel Dette, Julia Steets
Humanitarian Practice Network


WFP’s Preparedness and Response Enhancement Programme: A Strategic Evaluation (2011-14)

by Julia Steets, Antonio Galli, James Darcy, Kai Koddenbrock
World Food Programme Office of Evaluation

Policy Paper

Evaluating Foreign Policy Measures in Fragile Contexts

by Andrea Binder, Philipp Rotmann
Study commissioned by the Policy Planning Unit of the German Federal Foreign Office


Real-Time Evaluation of Humanitarian Assistance Revisited

by Elias Sagmeister, Susanna Krüger
Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, 10 (23)


The Metrics and Ethics of Protecting Civilians

by Andrea Binder, Urban Reichhold
Global Responsibility to Protect, 6 (2)


Scoping Study: What Works in Protection and How Do We Know?

by Urban Reichhold, Andrea Binder, Norah Niland
UK Department for International Development (DFID)


Evaluation and Review of Humanitarian Access Strategies in DG ECHO Funded Interventions

by Julia Steets, Urban Reichhold, Elias Sagmeister
Evaluation Report