Talo offers impartial and objective third-party monitoring services, working alongside its clients to provide valuable information to maximize efficiency and effectivity of any given program.
Generally speaking, there are many reasons and benefits to choosing third-party monitoring over other alternatives of direct M&E and peer monitoring:
- A third-party monitoring company/ consultant could be hired by a donor to monitor an international NGO or national/ local NGO. So, in the case of TPM there always are three parties; donor, implementer, and monitor, which contributes to the neutrality of the findings.
- Due to security issues, a donor or international NGO can hire a TPM because they don’t have access to the location themselves. This happens often in the Syrian context.
- If there is a lack of experience or time to visit the area, big donors such as USAID, DFID and ECHO can hire a local TMP due to the speed in which they can react and knowledge of the area they can bring to the table. This process also means that donors can compare between reports of implementing partners and TPMs (known as ‘semi-triangulation’)
- In insecure contexts, many donors and agency consider TPM as an integral part of the monitoring and evaluation systems as it ensures a minimum level of accountability.