Principles of monitoring
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Monitoring is the ongoing analysis of the progress of a programme using a pre-planned system.
A monitoring framework should always be set up when a programme is planned. The monitoring framework sets out the inputs, outputs, outcomes and impacts of the project.
Table. Monitoring framework elements: Examples for trachoma elimination programmes
|Inputs – what is invested||Staff, volunteers, time, money, materials, equipment, technology, partners|
|Outputs – activities and who we reach||Conduct outreach surgeries
Train health workers for MDA
Develop information, education and communication (IEC) materials
Reach school children
Reach trichiasis patients
|Outcomes – what happens during the programme||Number of surgeries provided
Quality of surgery provided
Coverage of MDA
Coverage of IEC activities
Increase in latrine use and reduction in open defecation
Improved access to water supply
|Impact – did we reach the intended goal?||Prevalence of trachomatous trichiasis (TT) in adults
Prevalence of trachomatous inflammation–follicular (TF) amongst children
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As you watch this video consider what are the possible internal and external factors that can affect the process indicators in trachoma elimination.
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