Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation
PME is an integral part of all ATPS activities. Depending on the nature of activity, peer review and stakeholder workshops are organized at regular intervals at both regional and national levels. In addition to the overall regional coordination, monitoring and evaluation of all programs by the ATPS secretariat, the national chapter coordinators provides on the ground coordination, monitoring and evaluation of national activities. All Thematic research programs are also coordinated by a team of dedicated international expects in the relevant area (Resource Persons) who provides external supervision and monitoring of the implementation and science quality of ATPS programs, delivery of required STI outputs and policy outcomes. In addition, the ATPS responsible STI Advisory Committee provides continuous peer review of the quality of outputs produced. The ATPS Board which provides strategic guidance on all ATPS activities meets twice each year to monitor progress towards stated program objectives, and approve planned activities and budgets. The general membership of the network also meets annually to review activities of the Network and prioritize programs for the year based on the needs of the country chapters.