The Role of Leadership in Establishment of Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation Systems in Humanitarian Organizations in Uganda

A Case of Action Africa Help-Uganda (AAH-U)

  • Norbert Aludi Anyidi Uganda Management Institute
  • Prof. Rose B. Namara Uganda Management Institute
Keywords: RBME system, Leadership Championship, AAH-U, Humanitarian Organizations


Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems are important for evidence based programing. Absence of M&E systems in humanitarian organizations affects their performance, leading to low donor support and diminishing public confidence. This study examined the extent to which existence of leadership championship affects establishment of a Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation (RBM&E) system at AAH-U. This study conducted among 84 AAH-U staff found that leadership championship strongly affects establishment of RBME system in AAH-U. Attitudinal change among workers to demand for RBME depended on having a strong education programme and recruiting personnel with expertise in Monitoring and Evaluation. The study concludes that for RBME system establishment to be realised, AAH-U needs a transformational leader to motivate and support the team in M&E initiatives, put in place RBME promotional programmes and recruit technically competent M&E staff to support the leadership team.