Monitoring CT Programs

Other vital monitoring activities

Other important monitoring activities in Sub-Saharan Africa’s CTs include the production of regular reports on costs, activities, outputs, beneficiaries, etc., which are created through the program’s MIS. When possible, report results should be cross-referenced with data available from other sources (DFID 2006)
Random spot-checks to verify that monitoring is proceeding correctly are essential. In Sub-Saharan Africa, lists of eligible households are sometimes published (e.g., in Lesotho CGP; Blank 2008) to maintain program accountability with communities.
Checks completed by external groups, as well as financial audits, are also important to gain and maintain program credibility.