AMEA strives to cultivate a vibrant community that will support, guide and strengthen the development of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) as an important discipline, profession and instrument for empowerment and accountability in South Africa. Through this it intends to promote the recognition of M&E as a profession and discipline essential to development, and practiced and used in a manner that adds significant value to effective, sustainable development in South Africa. Objectives * Provide a platform for interaction and information sharing among all those interested in M&E. * Promote high quality intellectual, ethical and professional standards in M&E. * Increase the use of M&E theory and practice. * Promote the development and adoption of M&E approaches and methods suitable to a South African and development context. * Promote post-graduate education and continuing professional development in the field of M&E. * Increase the profile of South African M&E at national and international level. * Help build understanding of international developments and trends in M&E. * Be a resource on M&E in South Africa.