Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

The importance of Monitoring and Evaluation at TMT-Kenya

The M&E System is operated by the M&E department, and it is integrated with existing management and decision-making systems.

The main function of M&E System in TMT-Kenya is to:

• Ensure periodic tracking of the implementation of development initiatives in all the projects supported by TMT;
• Coordinate tracking of the outcomes and impacts of TMT interventions to estimate levels of achievement of stipulated objectives and goals.
• Facilitate Organization Learning through production of new knowledge. The information generated will be translated into analytical, action-oriented reports that will facilitate effective decision-making.

To effectively achieve this, the M&E Department is committed to the delivery of the following outputs:

• Capacity strengthening focusing on skills development to enhance the ability of TMT and partners to monitor and evaluate the key areas of intervention. Capacity Improvement Plan will be developed and implemented in consultation with the Partnerships.
• Establishing appropriate systems and structures including policies, best practices and protocols for monitoring and evaluation. This includes the participatory development of the performance Monitoring and Evaluation Plans (M&E Plan), indicator integration with other partners, as well as development of automated M&E Reporting System.
• Documenting and disseminating information on the outcomes and impact of TMT interventions on target beneficiaries. TMT considers building on the already developed framework for tracking outcomes and impacts of its interventions and investments.

The M&E Unit also coordinates Evaluations and Impact Assessments, such as the Mid-Term Review Evaluation

Why We’re Different

As The Mango Tree Orphan Support Trust-Kenya we focus on a community’s strengths rather than its problems, and mobilise their talents, skills and assets to create sustainable solutions.
Our development approach is rights-based; conventional programming is most often needs-based. What’s the difference? A rights-based approach accepts that communities are active partners in their development; a needs-based approach accepts that communities are passive recipients of aid. We believe that together, we change the world. We collaborate with developing communities to create solutions that empower families to lift themselves out of poverty.

How We Work

We Are Respectful

We only work in communities to which we have been invited, and rely heavily on the guidance of community members to select and prioritise the most appropriate projects and activities—those that not only address specific community needs, but also can be implemented sustainably and respectful of local custom and culture.

We Do Our Research

tree nurseryPrior to undertaking any development intervention, country staff carries out needs assessments, which include a survey of the community’s development issues, strengths, resources and priorities for change.

Analysis of the needs assessments guides the way in which we proceed, ensuring our efforts are respectful of local needs and wants, are sustainable and contribute to local capacity building.

We Are Local

We employ local staff familiar with the unique needs and challenges of each community in which we work. The team is versed in the language, customs, environment, politics, and laws of our partnering communities.
Our teams work side-by-side with community members and the government, creating holistic and sustainable farmers' centersolutions for education, health, clean water and sanitation, agriculture and food security, and alternative income and livelihood. The newly established Mango Tree Farmers Training Centre in Mawego caters for all training needs of the organization. It brings together local community members for trainings, social gatherings that promote development and serves as resource centre for college and university students too.

We Invest in a Community, Not a Resource

Community members are involved in the implementation of our programmes every step of the way, so they take ownership of their success and learn to keep the structures in place and running for generations. That’s what we mean when we say Mango Tree programs are sustainable. That’s what we mean when we say it empowers people to transform the world.


The Mango Tree Orphan Support Trust - Kenya, P. O. Box 11 -40332, Kosele via Kendu Bay
Tel: (+254) 722 692 999, (+254) 721 361 051, (+254) 775 299840, (+254) 735 015 588

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