Monitoring and Evaluation System Strengthening Tool (MESST)

Author:MEASURE Evaluation, The Global Fund, U.S. Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, Health Metrics Network
Description:The Monitoring and Evaluation System Strengthening Tool (MESST) was designed as a global tool to assess M&E plans and systems. Its purpose is to assess the M&E plan and capacity for its implementation; evaluate how M&E activities are linked and integrated in the national M&E system; and help develop a costed action plan to strengthen M&E. Use of this tool is not intended to be a stand-alone activity, but is meant to occur in the context of other efforts to strengthen M&E systems at the country level. This tool can be used at the national level, within groups of projects, and within individual projects and organizations.
      Assessment Purpose
    • Comprehensive assessment to inform national-level planning
    • Ad hoc or targeted assessment
      Health System Level
    • National
    • Subnational
    • Facility or community
      Assessment Areas
    • HIS governance and leadership
    • HIS management
    • Data sources
    • Data management
    • Information products and dissemination
    • Data quality
    • Data use
      Primary Data Collection Method
    • Mixed methods
      Other Criteria
    • Considers context
    • Considers gender
    • Includes action plan template
    • Excel-based tool
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