Being able to measure aid effectiveness is central to ensuring aid investments lead to enduring change.
However, finding good evidence is a challenge.
AusAID’s Chief of Operations Michelle Lowe madethese comments during a showcase bythPNG Association of Professional Evaluators in Port Moresby.
IPNG todaythere are a number of programs being funded by various government and private donors.
Withthese AID investments, it is vital to know thatthese resources are bringing about effective change inthe lives of Papua New Guineas.
M&E Advisor with Tingim Laip Ayella Brown said monitoring and evaluation givesthem a clear picture of how effectivetheir programs are.
Tingim Laip is funded by AusAID and has seven centres inthe country. They advocate againstthe spread of HIV and AIDS by promoting condom use among vulnerable groups like sex workers.
President of ThPNG Association of Professional Evaluators Stanley Raka said professional M&E officers in PNG are greatly needed.
PNGAoPE was created in 2010 for the purpose of promotingthe importance of monitoring and evaluation through capacity building and support between government and private organizations.