Assessing Monitoring and Evaluation Process of the African Union Election Projects - The Year 2013 to 2020

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Addis Ababa University


The objective of this study is to examine the Monitoring and Evaluation (M and E) Processes of the African Union Election Projects for the during implementation period from 2013 to 2020. The study focuses on how the organisational context of the AU affect the monitoring and evaluation of its electoral projects and inspects the tools and techniques used in M and E. It also examines management and stakeholders’ influence and communication strengths and weaknesses of M and E process of the election projects. This study draws on various literatures conducted on Monitoring and Evaluation Processes of projects. It mainly focused at activities performed in the African Union Commission HQ, located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A population of 100 staff, consultants and Election Observers within the African Union Commission and its Member States were targeted and out of that, 55 personnel were selected through purposive sampling method and descriptive survey design was also employed. Quantitative and Qualitative Data collection methods were applied. Primary data for this research was obtained through interviews and self-administered, semi-structured questionnaires. Quantitative data was analysed using descriptive statistics whereas the qualitative data was analysed using content analysis. The findings were presented using percentages and frequencies, tables, pie charts and bar graphs. The study assessed the M and E processes of the African Union Election and confirmed that the African Union Election Projects have some components of M and E system in place. Hence, the research project concluded that the complex and highly political organizational context of the African Union Commission highly affects the M and E Processes of the Electoral Projects. Therefore, the researcher recommends the use of well-trained human resource, updated and regular M and E tools, capable managers, and room for stakeholders for a successful Election Projects.



highly political organizational, employed. Quantitative, organisational context, descriptive statistics, political organizational