This podcast focuses on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation as critical functions in building a strong, global evidence in any organization’s efforts to achieve set objectives. It is the tool that enables different organizations measure the success of their measures and approaches. At the programme level, the purpose of monitoring and evaluation is to track implementation and outputs systematically, and measure the effectiveness of programmes. It helps determine exactly when a programme is on track and when changes may be needed. It forms the basis for modification of interventions and assessing the quality of activities being conducted. Our guests who are Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists expound on AU-IBAR monitoring and Evaluation activities as a key component in the success of their various strategies in the animal resources sector.