GRAAM to steer a session in the National Conference of NITI Ayog
NITI Ayog has invited GRAAM to steer a session on ‘Taking a participatory and citizen-centric approach to Monitoring & Evaluation’ –on 16th March, 2022 .
National Conference on Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning – 16th and 17th March 2022
Grassroots Research and Advocacy Movement (GRAAM) is collaborating with nation’s think tank NITI Aayog in the upcoming National Conference on Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (NCMEL) – 16th and 17th March 2022 being held on a virtual platform this time.
The conference is being held under the aegis of Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO) of NITI Ayog. GRAAM recently signed an SoI with DMEO to strengthen and monitor the evaluation of government policies and programs.
NITI Ayog has invited GRAAM to steer a session on ‘Taking a participatory and citizen-centric approach to Monitoring & Evaluation’ –on 16th March, 2022 scheduled between 5 pm to 6.30 pm. Dr Basavaraju R Shreshta, Executive Director, GRAAM will moderate the session in which speakers from civil society organizations, government and research institutes will discuss participatory monitoring mechanisms from the domains of healthcare, WASH and livelihood.
Dr Ananya Samajdar, Research Head, GRAAM will present insights from the paper co-authored by Dr Basavaraju and herself, titled "Community Monitoring for strengthening responsible participation leveraging ICT – Experience of Arogya Shreni in Karnataka and Jan Arogya Shreni in Jharkhand” in the session.
In the pursuit of strengthening the Monitoring and Evaluation ecosystem in India, DMEO has initiated NCMEL conference in the year 2021, and the 2nd edition of NCMEL has been planned with the theme ‘Monitoring & Evaluation for Sustainable Development through Cooperative Federalism’. This has been scheduled with the objective to build institutional capacities and empower critical governance systems at the Centre and State level, to bring stakeholders from across the M&E ecosystem together to discuss and deliberate on the emerging issues and challenges at the national and sub-national level and ideate strategies to address them.
Planning officials from Central and state ministries, Monitoring & Evaluation practitioners, policymakers, international organisations, research institutions and think tanks, NGOs and consulting firms engaged in Monitoring & Evaluation are expected to participate in the conference.
Interested scholars, practitioners and policy enthusiasts can register at