Internal Evaluation

Recognized as an essential tool and integral part of the management process, internal evaluation is increasingly
important. The Ensuring Social Protection (ESP) Program conducted a series of internal evaluations in March and
April 2024. The process began with drafting and finalizing a template, which was then shared with all the State
Level Trainers (SLTs) to be filled in with essential information. The internal evaluation was led by a team of three: a
Coordinator of Social Action (CSA), a member of the National Team, and the State Coordinator assisting the
evaluator in each State. The process started with meetings with the staff members of the organization and
examination of the documentation followed by visits to at least of 1-2 operational villages inclusive of meetings with
the CCFFs (Community Convergence Facilitating Forums).

The evaluation tools included:
a) Strategic Evaluation – which focuses on activities related to vision, mission, values, and goals. The aim is
to determine to what extent the vision is being realized, goals are achieved, and progress is made.
b) Regular Evaluation – Similar to planned evaluation, where data is gathered, progress towards goals is
monitored, and the effectiveness of the program is assessed.
c) Emergent Evaluation – Consists of responses to unforeseen events or issues identified through routine
scanning or monitoring. This method is more spontaneous compared to the other two.

After internal evaluation, a personalized plan was created for each State, centering around their data, progress,
shortcomings, and priorities to ensure ongoing improvement.