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Reaching millions and monitoring change

Published on: 17/12/2014

The BRAC WASH programme covers half of Bangladesh and measures quality of change outcomes as well as programme outputs. 

Monitoring is both extremely important and challenging in large-scale programmes such as BRAC WASH. Three monitoring systems are integrated to provide a rich and sound evidence base for managing the programme and learning for improvement: a Management Information System (MIS), SenseMaker and the Quality Information System (QIS) are applied across 250 upazilas. 

The Qualitative Information System (QIS) was developed in collaboration with IRC and is used to monitor levels of quality for 15 outcome indicators considered most critical to programme quality. It tracks behaviour change such as how people use latrines and practise handwashing, and evaluates village WASH committee performance and womens' participation. This system is applied in a participatory way.

In addition, a monitoring and control team reports independently inside the programme while the BRAC Research and Evaluation Division conducts external monitoring.

Find out more about monitoring at scale in the BRAC WASH programme and the QIS by following the link below.