There is a growing impetus among aid donors to ensure that the quality of development programs that they are funding is high and that the resources that are being committed are being well spent and contributing to poverty alleviation and more rapid growth of the economies that are the recipients of these resources. In particular, there is a concern that project monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is effectively implemented, that projects have clear goals that are related to development impact, and that the initiatives, projects, and programs are evaluated in order to ensure that lessons learned are incorporated in future aid efforts.

ERI has developed systems of M&E that not only provide indicators of impact, but also allow those implementing projects to track progress and identify quickly any problems or bottlenecks that are occurring. In addition, ERI personnel have wide experience in ex post evaluation of donor technical assistance and project implementation in private sector oriented reform.