1. Monitoring is a continuous assessment that aims at providing all stakeholders with early detailed information on the progress or delay of the ongoing assessed activities. It is an oversight of the activity's implementation stage.
2. to watch closely for purposes of control, surveillance, etc.; keep track of; check continually:
a device or arrangement for observing, detecting, or recording the operation of a machine or system, especially an automatic control system.
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Author: Anas Naddour