Increasingly complex operating environments and diminishing resources present an array of challenges for humanitarian agencies in the delivery of timely, predictable and quality humanitarian assistance to crisis-affected populations; not least among these is how to ensure direct and systematic programme monitoring for both compliance and learning. This has led many agencies to increasingly rely on third party monitoring (TPM). While TPM provides one solution, it is not without significant risks and challenges.
As UNICEF Country Offices (COs) expand and refine their use of TPM, the West Africa Regional Office (WCAR) commissioned IRMA to map wider experience with TPM and answer the question: How can UNICEF best capitalize on learning related to third-party monitoring?
IRMA’s team for this project is Lezlie Moriniere, Hannah Vaughn-Lee, and Crispin Siwamunda.