Evaluation Talks

NET: Automated Performance Management System

You are invited to attend The National Evaluation Talk for March that is due to take place

Date: 28th March 2019
Time: 2:00PM
Theme: Automated Performance Management System
Venue: Uganda Management Institute
Presenter: Augustine Wandera


Performance management is intended largely for the following major reasons;

  1. monitoring strategic progress, project performance, programmatic assumptions, and operational context;
  2. evaluating performance and impact;
  3. learning and adapting from evidence.

Secondly, performance management is critical for accountability and reporting functions, which are a bridge between the implementation team and the wider stakeholders (funders and beneficiaries).

To achieve the above objectives requires that the project should timely collect high quality performance data as per the set-out plan in the performance management framework. This data should be stored and managed in a manner that permits the above intentions to be achieved. Quite often performance data is stored and processed in spreadsheets. This is not to say that spreadsheets cannot be organised (programmed) to deliver on the above objectives, but rather that the practitioners (M&E Staff) tend to keep this information in pieces that do not permit harnessing the performance data dividend.

Crane Analytics, has designed, developed and implemented performance management systems that house key performance management data and intelligently uses it to generate key reports that programmers need, ranging from performance reports (i.e. comparison achievement against annual targets as well as life of project targets) to testing relationships in the program logical (theory of change/program theory). The systems also allow vertical authentication and sharing of results over a wide geographical area since it is web based.

Brief Profile of the Presenters

Augustine Wandera is a senior-level manager and monitoring, evaluation, learning and data science/analyst specialist with over 15 years of experience in the design, performance management, evaluation and impact assessment of projects. He has worked for USAID, UN, DFID and other donor funded programs in Eastern, Southern and Western Africa. Currently, his is the Team Leader for data visualization and analytics at Crane Analytics. Crane Analytics Limited is a digital analytics firm that specializes in analytics, data visualization, research, business intelligence and data management services (http://craneanalytics.net).

Augustine has served in many senior and advisory monitoring and evaluation positions, to mention but a few, he the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, at The Learning Contract (TLC), TLC was a USAID/Uganda Mission Project that provide monitoring, evaluation and learning technical to the USAID/Uganda Mission and her Implementing Partners (2013-2018). M&E Manager for the Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment (SAGE) programme, DFID/UNICEF/GOU funded cash transfer programme in Uganda. Has design and implemented internal monitoring framework. He recruited, supervised and built capacity of all district level M&E Officers. He has developed death and grievance management mechanism of the programme and manages independent baseline and impact evaluation contractor. Served as Team Leader Management Support Unit (MSU)/Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at UNDP/Uganda Country Office.

Under the Management Systems International (MSI) implemented USAID/Uganda, Monitoring and Evaluation Management Services (MEMS) project, he served as Deputy Chief of Party (CoP) and M&E lead for health, HIV/AIDS and education.

Uganda Evaluation Association