Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) are two separate but complementary functions, that together form part of an emerging development practice within the civil society sector. M&E is defined as "a process that helps improve performance and achieve results. It is mainly used to assess the performance of projects, institutions and programmes set up by governments, international organisations and NGOs. It establishes links between the past, present and future actions." In other words, it is a process or approach that is meant to help an organisation grow and achieve greater results. It must therefore mobilise more attention and dedication for its adoption and implementation in every organisation.