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M&E/Reporting

 

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

MONITORING & EVALUATION: GRANT MANAGEMENT PROCESSES

 

 

  • For the current projects being funded under the IDF:

     

  • Malawi:  the reporting timescales/dates for Malawi projects are set out here and reporting templates can be found here.  
  • SubSaharan Africa: the reporting timescales/dates for SubSaharan Africa projects are set out here and reporting templates can be found here

  • South Asia: the reporting timescales/dates for the South Asia projects are set out here and reporting templates can be found here.

 

 

SUMMARY

 

  • The Scottish Government is committed to fair and transparent processes for all funding activity. We are also committed to rigorous monitoring and evaluation procedures for all Scottish Government funded activity, including our International Development Work.

     

  • All applications for funding under our three international development programmes (Malawi, Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia) are assessed by external experts - this provides a high level of scrutiny, both of financial budgets as well as project design. Grant applicants must include audited or independently verified accounts and must also provide a risk assessment and risk management plan for their proposed project;

     

  • Following a conditional offer of grant, which is payable in two instalments per year, the Scottish Government’s International Development team monitors projects regularly, requiring formal six monthly reports on progress, both narrative and financial, in addition to routine contact. Staff scrutiagainst agreed objectives and budget.

 

  • In common with all funders, we continue to seek improvement and to strengthen our monitoring and evaluation processes. International Development Team officials have been working closely with Scottish Government audit and finance colleagues to ensure robust processes including tighter grant conditions; and working externally  with grant holders and independent assessors to improve monitoring and evaluation. This work has included seminars, direct discussions and new finance guidance to grant holders over the last year.