Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
The AIFFP partners with governments and the private sector in the Pacific and Timor-Leste to support quality infrastructure projects that contribute to social, economic and environmental change.
The AIFFP takes a rigorous approach to Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) to ensure investments meet quality standards, maximise development outcomes and can demonstrate intended results. The AIFFP MEL Plan provides a robust structure to ensure that AIFFP’s operations are transparent, accountable and support communication to stakeholders about the effective and efficient use of Government resources.
The AIFFP is commited to a culture of continuous improvement and learning including facility-wide reflection processes and independent reviews.
Aligned with DFAT Monitoring and Evaluation Standards, tailored investment-level MEL plans support evidence-based decision making and an inclusive approach to quality infrastructure delivery.
AIFFP Two-Year System-Wide Review
Following a commitment as part of the AIFFP design, the AIFFP Two-Year System-Wide Review (the Review) assessed the establishment phase of the AIFFP (mid-2019 to end of 2021) and considered whether the AIFFP is well-positioned to achieve its long-term objectives.
The Review made 20 findings and 10 recommendations, which have been considered and responded to by DFAT in a Management Response.
The Review found that the AIFFP is ‘operating effectively and efficiently’ and has made ‘considerable and impressive progress’. This includes establishing an 'appropriate pipeline of investments with good economic and inclusive development potential' and putting in place a set of policies, procedures and systems which were 'high quality' and fit-for-purpose.
In addition, the Review found that AIFFP staff were highly qualified and had built strong relationships with Pacific partners. The Review also found the AIFFP has positioned itself effectively and is seen to be responding to Pacific needs.
Based on an analysis of financial flows to the Pacific, the Review confirmed the AIFFP is the second-largest infrastructure financier in the Pacific by financing value and number of projects.
The Review and Management Response can be viewed here.