Managing Information: Monitoring and Evaluation
This publication is a practical guide that you, the manager of a health program or of health services, can use to understand and organize essential practices that will improve the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of health services. It explains the role and function of an effective health information system (HIS). It describes monitoring and evaluation as key program management functions, explains the difference between the two, and offers considerations for making each function more useful to you for learning and action. It also shows how good leadership and management practices are relevant to M&E.
This publication is Chapter 9 of Health Systems in Action: An eHandbook for Leaders and Managers.