It focuses mainly on developing Programs/Projects relevant for monitoring and evaluation as part of the introduction of monitoring and evaluation instruments and practices. To strengthen monitoring and evaluation of Nagaland State in organizations training is provided. M&E is usually tailor made, aimed at the specific requirements of Nagaland State’s Line Departments. The main responsibilities of the Monitoring and Evaluation are:

• Participate in preparing the developmental plans and programmes.

• Adopt, apply and continuously develop effective monitoring and evaluation tools for the programmes and projects.

• Set up policies and procedures which will guarantee effective performance for monitoring and evaluation of the development plans, programmes and projects. Supervise the application of the policies and regularly update them.

• Build a Databank that will provide all the information and indicators needed in development planning.

• Collect and analyze data and reports related to development plans and programmes.

• Set up general framework and procedures required for implementing and monitoring development activities

• Monitor and evaluate the implementation and the progress of state and national plans.

• Institutionalize the monitoring and evaluation process at the governmental level, including establishment of units within the ministries and governmental institutions and build their institutional capacities.

• Conduct evaluation studies of the plans, programmes and projects which will help decision makers take the necessary changes during the implementation of these plans programmes and developmental projects

• Prepare progress reports of the ongoing programmes and projects.