Monitoring and evaluation
Four outputs were envisaged under the engagement:
The Evaluation Department (EVAL) introduced the concept of Real-Time Evaluation (RTE) as an approach to enhance the evaluative work by enabling data collection concurrent with the development intervention and to increase the usability of the evaluation interim findings by making it possible to provide feed-back to operational management during implementation. The pilot nature of the Danida engagement on Sustainable Coastal Fisheries warranted a careful implementation process, and the Danish Embassy in Yangon considered the RTE as an additional tool in this regard. The RTE supplemented the output monitoring undertaken by the engagement management by assessing progress towards achievement of outcomes, primarily at community level. Furthermore, the RTE assessed key risks and assumptions related to the achievement of engagement outcomes and objectives, and contributed to a continued assessment of the overall theory of change for the engagement. The purpose of the RTE was therefore to provide input for learning during the implementation process and document the intervention towards the end of the four years.