Monitoring

definition

A continuing function that uses systematic collection of data on specified indicators to provide management and the main stakeholders of an ongoing development intervention with indications of the extent of progress and achievement of objectives and progress in the use of allocated funds.

example of use

As a consequence, the data obtained may provide inaccurate information, making its use for immediate policy purposes or for monitoring over time problematic (Kellaghan and Greaney, 2001: 45).