The Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO) is an attached office of NITI Aayog. Constituted in September 2015 by merging the erstwhile Program Evaluation Office (PEO) and the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO), DMEO works to fulfill the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) mandate and to build the M&E ecosystem on India.
DMEO has been mandated to actively monitor and evaluate the implementation of schemes, programs and Initiatives of the Government of India (GoI) to strengthen their implementation and scope of delivery on an ongoing basis. Further, evidence-based policy making should be integral to the overall governance structure in New India. To achieve this, it is important to be able to track performance, determine outcomes to understand how well a scheme is performing, and to help diagnose reasons for poor performance and generate recommendations for course corrections.Read More
DMEO team members frequently write thought pieces published in leading newspapers and magazines
DMEO has an in-house repository of opinion pieces on and around topics related to Monitoring and Evaluation
The compendiums of Best Practices emerging from the UCSS studies highlight best practices across sectors and cross-cutting themes
gLOCAL Evaluation Week 2022 brings together regional, national, and international partners and serves as a synchronised, collaborative, and widely accessible inter-regional space to promote evaluation discussion and debate.
DMEO organizes conferences and webinars for exchanging and disseminating knowledge to States
This compendium of essays explores topical issues and trends for strengthening the M&E ecosystem. It is a curated invitation for papers from thought leaders, academicians, and policy makers
A knowledge sharing session conducted by DMEO in December 2020 was attended by over 500 participants from 22 States & 7 UTs. DMEO highlighted the importance of building M&E capacities across the country and gave a brief overview of major initiatives taken by DMEO like Output Outcome Monitoring Framework (OOMF), Sector Reviews, Data Governance Quality Assurance (DGQI), Global Indices for Reforms and Growth (GIRG), evaluation conducted for CSS schemes, SDGs, partnerships etc.
DMEO in collaboration Ernst and Young (EY) and Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has completed the urban evaluation study in Feb 2021. An online seminar was held on 30th June 2021 to sensitize the state officials on the important sector findings from the report and some of best practices in implementing key urban initiatives. The seminar was attended by over 200 participants from the state urban and planning departments.
DMEO in collaboration Ernst and Young (EY) and MoHFW has completed the health evaluation study in Oct 2020. An online seminar was held on 18th August 2021 to sensitize the state officials on the important sector findings from the report and some of best practices in implementing key health initiatives. The seminar was attended by over 200 participants from the state health, medical education and planning departments.
DMEO in collaboration with Deloitte, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, and Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries has completed the agriculture evaluation study in August 2020. An online seminar was held on 24th September 2021 with participants across states from agriculture and planning departments. The seminar aimed to sensitize the state officials on the critical findings from the sector and highlighted some of the best practices in implementing key initiatives in the agriculture sector.
WFP and DMEO undertook a one-day joint classroom training on M&E fundamentals for all staff in the Directorate of Evaluation Organization, Govt of Rajasthan. Facilitators from DMEO along with facilitators from WFP introduced the staff to a range of topics including; importance of M&E and impactful examples from the globe; key concepts and elements of M&E; differentiating monitoring from evaluation; typical evaluation cycle; and understanding logical frameworks.