Project monitoring and evaluation

Monitoring is an essential tool to track the progress & implementation of a project against preset target and objective

The physical and financial monitoring of OFSDP was carried out rigorously at all levels starting from the VSS/EDC up to the project management unit. Intense field inspections by controlling officer were conducted in respect of all interventions made under the project. The stake holders more particularly the VSS/EDC members were involved in inspections and corresponding monitoring of different project components. Apart from this at the PMU level a web-based Geographical Information System (GIS) - Management Information System (MIS) was set up for online monitoring of different interventions and impact thereof by using online data received from the field. A highly sophisticated GIS laboratory has been set up at the PMU. Immage processing of satellite imageries is being made to analyze the effect and impact of various interventions made under OFSDP.

MIS-GIS Facility of OFSDP

Forest Cover Change Analysis using Satellite Imageries

Third party evaluation studies were carried out through reputed organizations to asses impact of an intervention . Some of the noteworthy studies include – Mid Term Evaluation of OFSDP by Sambodhi, New Delhi, Independent third party verification of OFSDP in Koraput and Berhampur circles by I-Concept Initiative, Bhubaneswar, Third Party Verification Report by Society of Retired Forest Officers, Bhubaneswar, Mid Term Impact Assessment Study on Livelihood under OFSDP by BAIF Agro and Biotechnology Private Limited, Pune, Livelihood Opportunity Analysis in OFSDP Project Divisions by MART, Bhubaneswar, Evaluation of Project Interventions around Community Development in OFSDP by KIIT School of Rural Management, Bhubaneswar, Evaluation of Capacity Building Interventions of OFSDP by XIMB, Bhubaneswar, Evaluation of Forestry Interventions in OFSDP by TERI, New Delhi, Best Practices in Odisha Forestry Sector Development Project by KIIT School of Rural Management, Bhubaneswar, Study on Impact of ANR Practices on Biodiversity by CITRAN Consultancy, Bhubaneswar, Study on JFM Implementation Models in Odisha by Amity School of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development, Noida, etc. Central Soil and Water Research and Training Institute (CSWRTI), Xavier Institute of Management (XIM), Bhubaneswar, The Energy Resource Institute (TERI), New Delhi, Impact of JFM Protection on Phyto-diversity and Structure of some Regenerating Forest Stands in Gajapati District, Odisha by PG Department of Berhampur University, Berhampur etc. All these evaluation studies have revealed a successful performance of the project.