Together with partners around the world, the Alliance is working toward the goal of achieving universal access to clean cooking by 2030. To measure progress and to generate evidence and learning from the Alliance’s work, robust monitoring and evaluation is critical.
Monitoring & Evaluation Framework and Theory of Change
The Alliance follows a clearly defined Monitoring & evaluation(M&E) Framework that provides clear, systematic guidance about how it will measure its work and how it will integrate the resulting learning across its own organization and throughout the clean cooking sector.
The Framework includes the Alliance’s Theory of Change, which depicts, in a visual format, the Alliance’s work toward building an inclusive, sustainable industry that can deliver universal clean cooking access. The Theory of Change outlines Alliance activities that lead to four outcome areas:
- Supporting the growth of clean cooking enterprises
- Increasing consumer demand for clean cooking
- Strengthening the enabling environment
- Generating research, evidence, and learning
The M&E Framework includes quantifiable standard indicators that can measure results from basic project parameters, such as cookstove sales to broader objectives such protecting the environment. Data, evidence, and learning from the standard indicators and evaluations provide an opportunity for the Alliance to make systematically informed decisions while allowing for course corrections, as necessary. The Alliance revisits and revises the Framework periodically to reflect the ways in which its strategy and role in the sector evolves.