How do we track our progress?

Women at community meeting. Photo credit:The World Bank / Simone D. McCourtie

The Earthquake Housing Reconstruction Program has an effective reporting and monitoring & evaluation system in place to gather, standardize and measure all data streams related to reconstruction, earthquake-safer compliance and technical support activities. The information will be used for analysis, planning and course corrections. Clear mechanisms are in place to monitor the effectiveness and efficiency of various activities in order to rapidly improve strategies or any aspect of program implementation.

The monitoring and evaluation system has been based upon the information collected during the EHDC (Earthquake Housing Damage and Characteristics) survey and data generated during the program cycle. A robust IT system based on the Management Information System is in place to support the various databases and data streams.

Monitoring & Reporting

The main objective of the monitoring and reporting component is to develop a system to produce and circulate information on the program’s progress and performance and thus, promote efficiency, transparency and accountability. This process will help to identify existing and potential problems, providing the basis for the implementation of corrective measures for their resolution. It achieves this objective by standardizing procedures for collection and synchronization of field-level operational data to produce indicators that provide quantitative and verifiable measures of efficiency and effectiveness of the program’s implementation.

Performance Against Indicators

The table below displays first-year results of the World Bank's Earthquake Housing Reconstruction Program (EHRP). The table compares targeted versus actual results achieved. As illustrated in the table, the EHRP has met or exceeded targeted expectations in most of the categories measured.

Actual Versus Target Results During the First Year of the Earthquake Housing Reconstruction Project