Management and evaluation regulations

The APFNet Manual for Project Identification, Implementation and Management (APFNet “PIIM Manual” for short) aims to provide project partners with a quick reference to ensure that APFNet-supported projects are applied for, implemented and managed efficiently. The PIIM Manual covers the phases of a project cycle, including identification, agreement signing, inception and implementation; management requirements such as project monitoring, evaluation and reporting; as well as project completion and closure. It clarifies timeframes, rules and procedures.

The Guidelines for APFNet Project Monitoring and Evaluation focus on priorities and procedures for external evaluation of APFNet-funded projects, including mid-term evaluation and terminal evaluation. They are intended to support evaluators, executing agencies (EAs) and other stakeholders in undertaking result-based evaluations, bearing in mind the principles of being objective, independent, user-friendly, participative and credible when planning and conducting evaluation missions, and reporting and sharing evaluation results.

The APFNet Communication Guide provides general guidance and good practices on recommended communication, visibility and dissemination activities in APFNet-funded projects, programmes, mechanisms and other activities. The main purposes of the guide are: 1) to assist project EAs and other partners in developing and implementing communication strategies to communicate their work effectively to target audiences; 2) to set out the nature and frequency of communication products that project EAs and partners should develop specifically for use by the APFNet Secretariat in its efforts to disseminate the lessons learned in APFNet-funded interventions to target audiences.

Guidelines on Visual Identity and Logo Usage for APFNet Funded Projects have been developed to promote the visual identity of APFNet-funded projects. They aim to help project partners prepare communication materials properly. The guidelines include usage rules for APFNet’s name and logo, with a series of templates for different communication materials as examples. Project partners should strictly follow the guidelines for all their communication materials, including project documents, papers, news relating to the implementation of APFNet-funded projects and so forth.

APFNet style manual provides general guidance on APFNet’s English language usage to ensure clarity and consistency in APFNet publications. The rules and conventions specified should be applied in APFNet print publications, the APFNet website and other APFNet materials, as appropriate. The manual is not comprehensive, and for further guidance, additional web resources, with links, are indicated (most of these resources, which are external to APFNet, are free). In situations where guidance is not provided, the most important issue is to main consistency and clarity, following the “keep it short and simple” rule. This style manual is a living document and will be updated from time to time.