Monitoring and Evaluation Community of Practice of Tajikistan

Monitoring and Evaluation Community of Practice of Tajikistan (MonEvCoP) was established in November 2008 by creating an environment for coordination Monitoring and Evaluation interventions among various stakeholders in Tajikistan. MonEvCoP’s purpose is to build national capacity and skills in monitoring and evaluation to contribute to sustainable development in the country and, particularly, in the public sector. MonEvCoP today serves as a voluntary and independent information-sharing and communication platform for local experts from various thematic areas in the field of monitoring and evaluation. 
Since 2008, MonEvCoP has contributed in sharing and coordinating M&E resources among different stakeholders. This is the first ever initiative to coordinate, share and disseminate M&E related activities to a broader audience in the Republic of Tajikistan. As of today, MonEvCoP functions as a listserv with more than 118 signed up individuals and few institutions from all around Tajikistan that regularly receive and share M&E updates. Five Executive Committee members lead the MonEvCoP on rotational basis. MonEvCoP is a member of International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE). MonEvCoP collaborates with the M&E networks in Central Asia and Russian Federation and contributes to EvalPartners on a regular basis.
MonEvCoP has prioritized to work in the following areas: 
  1. Formalising MonEvCoP: This step includes developing mission statement and vision, establishing a board and developing a structure, launching a website, developing short and long-term plans, and arranging events to advocate and popularise MonEvCoP. Formalising MonEvCoP will allow organising events and strengthening the platform by signing formal partnership agreements with government and non-government actors, academic institutions, professional M&E networks and international organizations. 
  2. Access to local M&E experts and institutions: This step is about mapping existing individuals and institutions that provide various M&E services, including M&E courses and trainings, technical support in establishing M&E systems, conducting evaluations, developing/translating M&E tools in local languages. 
  3. Partnership with academia to develop M&E courses in Tajik language and integrate in the academic curriculum of the higher education establishments and the Institute for Civil Servants Training. 
  4. Advocacy and Evaluation policy at all possible levels by developing and using high quality evidence about the importance of M&E and the necessity of including such practices in the government. 
  5. Expanding networks with other formal and informal professional M&E communities, networks and associations around the globe.