African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC)

Monitoring and evaluation of community-directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTI) projects

Independent participatory monitoring

Every CDTI project undergoes an independent participatory monitoring exercise in the second year after its establishment. The purpose is to ensure that the project is functioning correctly and that all partners in the project are playing their respective roles.

The exercise is independent as the team leader and two members of the monitoring team are not involved in the project. It is participatory in that it involves one or two members of the project’s supporting partners.