Base line Study feeds the Impact evaluation and Benefit assessment within Monitoring and Evaluation Frame-work

Base line study or Base line Survey is necessary to see the changes of a development project before and after its implementation.  A change in the situation overtime is central to the implementation of any development project. The implementation status of a project in terms at a certain point in time is only comparable when the Base line data is in place. Base line information may comprise both quantitative as well as qualitative information regarding the concerned project.  Justifiably Impact evaluation would be able to estimate the proportion or the extend of changes occurred as a result of project interventions following the comparison with the available Base line information. The same will occur in case of Benefit monitoring or Benefit assessment within the overall Monitoring and Evaluation Frame-work.

The design and formulation of Base line Study presupposes a very appropriate horizontal and vertical sampling  of respondents across the study area. Faulty or erroneous information in the Base line study gives wrong and misleading message to the impact evaluation team in terms of decision making in course of doing Benefit assessment. On the other hand, good Base line Study will assist to contribute tremendously towards formulation of realistic magnitude of changes to be attached to specific indicators in course of project implementation under the umbrella of project cycle management. At this stage monitoring and evaluation will be able to play its due and realistic roles.

Justifiably an appropriate Base line Survey or Base line Study is a sine qua non and must be designed and implemented by skilled professionals. Click here for support.

The Admin (myself) is a professional development practitioner. He Obtained his Master degree in Agriculture from Bangladesh Agricultural University in Mymensingh. He also obtained a Master degree in Agricultural Economics from the American University of Beirut, Labanon in 1983. The admin earned a Law degree (LL.B) from Uttara University in Bangladesh. He also studied in the North South University -Dhaka for his Certificate course in Development Studies. The Admin. has over 25 years of professional working experiences in national and international organisations and UN agencies (UNDP and ILO), multi-sectoral donor agencies; and donor aided projects; in various responsible and leading positions includintg as "Specialist" "Director" and "Advisor" . Lately he served as Advisor (M&E) in GTZ (German Technical Cooperation Agency in Bangladesh. His major fields of specialization include Project Planning; Project Management; Monitoring & Evaluation;and Training and Capacity building. He gained professional skills and expertise in "website design, development and maintenance" including SEO and SMM/SEM. The current website is a self developed and self-managed website by the Admin. himself. Currently working as Independent Development Consultant.