Today organizations delivering humanitarian and longer-term development aid must comply with donor requirements for outside assessments of the effectiveness of their programs. As a third-party monitoring (TPM) industry leader since 2012, i-APS leverages people, products and field-tested systems to independently monitor projects in some of the most hard-to-reach and sensitive locations.
Our TPM services provide your programs with independent, verifiable data you need to assess program progress and support accountability. From inception, through customized data collection tools, analysis, data-driven dashboards and reporting, TPM provides the firm ground for management decisions and institutional learning.
THIRD PARTY MONITORING
Qualitative and quantitative assessments
Our TPM teams, led by subject matter experts and supported by national field-teams, leverage quantitative and qualitative data collection to answer clearly-defined questions to examine relationships between contexts, project features, major events and other variables of interest. i-APS assessments are designed to understand local understandings of an issue, points of views about a key problem, or perceptions of the benefits of a program; and to unravel the relationships between people, impacts, social processes and their contexts. Our tools reliably collect quantitative and qualitative data that provides independent verification to key questions
From active conflict zones to hard-to-reach remote areas to assessing knoweldge, attitudes and practices in low-literacy settings, i-APS TPM teams are able to access locations our competitors are not to provide real-time verification of projects.
Partnership approach to learning and accountability
Because i-APS TPM field teams come from the communities where we work, our approach is driven by partnership to support both learning and accountability. By developing tools and data collection strategies that are context-sensitive, we seek to engage diverse stakeholders in our work. And by integrating TPM into overall organizational learning, we aim to support donor accountability while supporting our clients to deliver better humanitarian programming through institutional learning.
Gender and vulnerable populations
Gender relationships and roles and social vulnerability are cross-cutting issues. Almost no intervention is gender-neutral. In response, i-APS methods seek to ensure, through gender-sensitive M&E and TPM, that effective assessments are made of how far a project is achieving goals related to vulnerability reduction and improved distribution of benefits according to gender. Our data collection tools account for gender dimensions to provide feedback on how activities affect various groups of beneficiaries, in order to help identify the necessary adjustments to project activities. And as a woman-owned business, our field-teams are composed of at least 50% women, including at leadersehip levels.