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Non-Government Partners

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The Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO) is committed to building and strengthening the monitoring and evaluation ecosystem in India. We aim to learn from organizations in India and abroad and help channel this learning towards Union Ministries, States and other external organizations by exploring multi-stakeholder engagements involving organizations like funding partners, technical partners and researchers, technology and data partners, field partners etc.

 

Potential activities to be undertaken by DMEO along with its non-government partners include:

  1. Building practical M&E resources like guidelines, formats, tool kits and other knowledge products
  2. Developing and augmenting M&E curriculum and capacity building courses, and assisting with conducting the training, for government and external stakeholders
  3. Organizing joint courses, workshops, forums, seminars etc. in the field of M&E, including field evaluation experiences, case studies, research results etc.
  4. Inviting affiliate researchers to conduct research or information sessions on topics of mutual interest or issues including evolving areas in the Indian policy space
  5. Developing and connecting with networks of M&E professionals, evaluators, public policy practitioners, researchers etc. for knowledge-sharing, dissemination and collaboration
  6. Participating in a knowledge network comprising of Centers of M&E Excellence (anchor institutions in each State) and sector-specific research institutions (providing in-depth sector expertise).
  7. Conducting evaluation studies and assisting with the management of outsourced evaluations
  8. Secondment of personnel to the DMEO office and hosting DMEO team members as fellows
  9. Assistance with procurement and contracting of studies, including technical feedback on terms of reference, draft reports, communications material etc.
  10. Assistance with the development of technological tools to facilitate data collection, analysis, visualization etc., to provide actionable insights to decision-makers
  11. Anonymized data sharing

 

Current non-government partners

 

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

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Development Monitoring & Evaluation Office (DMEO), NITI Aayog has partnered with J-PAL South Asia to build a strong and collaborative monitoring & evaluation ecosystem in India, consisting of government, academic institutions, civil society and industry.

The partnership further strives to strengthen monitoring & evaluation systems and capabilities across key stakeholders.
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Glocal Event Report Presentation

In collaboration with JPAL, a number of events have been conducted such as the DMEO Conversation series. DMEO was also invited by JPAL to participate in GLocal. More information can be found here.

 

JPAL Partnership

Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad

IIM

A strategic and technical collaboration between DMEO and IIM-A has been operationalised through the signing of an SOI with an objective of promoting cooperative institutional relation to organise capacity building exercises for public officials and undertake joint studies for monitoring and evaluation of government programmes and schemes. The JSW School of Public Policy has been delegated as the nodal department for the partnership and in collaboration with DMEO it will organise workshops, forums, seminars and other such activities with an intent to enhance advocacy for M&E in the country.

World Food Programme (WFP)

WFP

The Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) entered into a strategic and technical partnership to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) ecosystem in India. The partnership strives to work together in the formulation of the national M&E policy, conducting joint evaluations and programme reviews, deliver high-quality M&E for government programmes by developing contextualized M&E toolkits and products, and support ongoing capacity building initiatives.

The WFP is also supporting DMEO undertake a multistate survey for assessing the status of National Food Security Act (NFSA) and efficacy of the Public Distribution System for systematic distribution of food rations among the vulnerable sections in India.

 

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Indian School of Business (ISB)

ISB

The Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO), NITI Aayog, and Indian School of Business (ISB) signed a Statement of Intent to collaborate and establish a framework to encourage and promote cooperation in the areas of capacity building of the public officials and conducting joint studies in Monitoring and Evaluation of government policies and programmes in India.

Through the partnership, both the institutions will also organize workshops, forums, seminars and such other activities leading to enhance advocacy of Monitoring & Evaluation in the country. In a virtual session, the SoI was signed by Dr Sekhar Bonu, Director General, DMEO NITI Aayog and Prof. Rajendra Srivastava, Dean, ISB.

 

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International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)

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Development Monitoring & Evaluation Office (DMEO), NITI Aayog and International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) have partnered together to combine expertise, experience and capacities in strengthening the monitoring and evaluation in the country.

The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) is a global leader in funding, producing, quality assuring and synthesising rigorous evidence. The partner's global experience will be leveraged to develop various monitoring and evaluation frameworks and toolkits. The partnership between DMEO and 3ie is aimed at mutually fostering research capacities through collaborative research seminars and capacity building programmes. Dr. Bidisha Barooah, Senior Evaluation Specialist from 3iE has hosted a  Research Seminar on “Real world evaluation: applying impact evaluation methods creatively” in August 2021. Mr Vengugopal Mothkoor, M&E Specialist and Ms Fatima Mumtaz, Young Professional, from DMEO have presented their research titled - “The digital dream: Upskilling India for the future” at the Research Seminar series collaboratively organised by 3ie and DMEO.

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore

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The Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO), NITI Aayog, and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore signed a Statement of Intent to collaborate in areas of capacity building, content development for Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) curriculum, undertaking joint research studies in the areas of M&E.

Both the institutions will also cooperate in the conduct of workshops and conferences leading to strengthening of M&E advocacy in the country. In a virtual session, the SoI was exchanged between Dr Sekhar Bonu, Director General, DMEO NITI Aayogand Prof. Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Director IIMB.

 

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Institute for Competitiveness

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The Development Monitoring & Evaluation Office (DMEO), NITI Aayog has partnered with Institute for Competitiveness (IFC) to strengthen monitoring & evaluation ecosystem in India. The partnership further strives to strengthen monitoring & evaluation systems and capabilities across key stakeholders.

IFC is the Indian knot in the global network of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School.

In a virtual session, the SoI was signed by Dr Sekhar Bonu, Director General, DMEO NITI Aayog and Dr. Amit Kapoor, Chair, ECOI.

IFC in collaboration with DMEO organised a 2 day Article writing workshop . Day 1 comprised of writing for Newspaper and Magazines covering aspects of reading, critical thinking, assumptions, critiquing, best practises of writing. Day 2 comprised of writing for reports and research papers and it focussed on ways to do literature review, hypothesis creation, data analysis, structuring of the report, the arguments to build on, action points etc. The workshops were lead by the experts ,Dr. Amit Kapoor, Dr. Richard Dashard,Director,US-Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University and Dr. Sandeep Goyal, Fellow, IFC.  The videos can be accessed here

Evaluation Community of India

ECOI

The Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO) and the Evaluation Community of India (ECOI) entered into a strategic and technical partnership to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) ecosystem in India.

The partnership strives to work together in the formulation of the national M&E policy, conducting joint evaluations and programme reviews, developing contextualized M&E toolkits and products, support ongoing capacity building initiatives, undertake activities to advocate for need for M&E in the country and the South Asia region.

In a virtual session, the SoI was signed by Dr Sekhar Bonu, Director General, DMEO NITI Aayog and Dr. Rajib Nandi, Co-Founder, ECOI.

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Indian School of Public Policy

ISPP

The Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO), NITI Aayog, and Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP) signed a Statement of Intent to collaborate and establish a framework to encourage and promote cooperation in the areas of capacity building of the public officials and conducting joint studies in Monitoring and Evaluation of government policies and programmes in India. Through the partnership, both the institutions will also organize workshops, seminars and such other activities leading to enhanced advocacy of Monitoring & Evaluation in the country.

In a virtual session, the SoI was signed by Dr Sekhar Bonu, Director General, DMEO NITI Aayog and Dr. Parth Shah, Co-Founder, ISPP.

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

BMGF

The Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) signed an SoI on the 10th of March 2021. The areas of co-operation include but are not limited to developing  mechanisms for DMEO leadership to learn from global practices, developing guidelines to undertake different types of evaluations and delivering short courses on M&E.

Over the past few months, under the capacity building initiative, discussion sessions have been organized in partnership with BMGF. These sessions bring together leaders in the M&E ecosystem and DMEO staff for engaging discussions on topics that vary from professionalizing evaluations to the using the power of persuasion to make policy makers use evaluations in decision making.

Asia Pacific Evaluation Association

APEA

The SoI between DMEO and APEA was signed on 28 July 2021. Through this engagement, APEA will extend technical assistance to DMEO in the preparation of technical documents, identify best practices, and synthesise evidence in M&E. APEA will also extend support in conducting capacity development activities for officials at center and state level, local researchers, students, regional institutions and other stakeholders.

Additionally, given APEA’s wide reach among its member institutions, DMEO will leverage APEA’s platform to build awareness around the need of M&E in the country through joint events, webinars and other communication channels.

UNICEF

UNICEF

Through way of a Letter of Intent, DMEO and UNICEF came into a partnership in February 2020.  The main area of cooperation is technical assistance and advisory. Activities undertaken/ to be undertaken include but are not limited to joint studies, guidance on development of toolkits, collaboration in capacity building for various stakeholders in the M&E system, participation in regular knowledge exchanges, sharing toolkits to be hosted on DMEO’s website, etc.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance and Policy Analysis

AIGGPA

The Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office, NITI Aayog and Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance and Policy Analysis (AIGGPA) signed a Statement of Intent in August 2021 to work in partnership to strengthen Monitoring and Evaluation in India with a special focus on the state of Madhya Pradesh. The areas of cooperation include but are not limited to capacity building for public officials, strengthening capacities of local researchers, conducting joint studies, organizing workshops/forms/seminars leading to advocacy of M&E in the country, exchange of best practices, etc.