46 East African Monitoring System (EAMS) with New Team and New Modules M onitoring the progress of integration in East Africa is an important function of the EAC Secretariat. The East African Monitoring System (EAMS) is a tool for the Council of Ministers and the Summit of Heads of State for monitoring the implementation and progress of the integration process. EAMS consists of an online database that links the EAC Sec- retariat with the Partner States. It contains modules to mon- itor the implementation of the integration process, which can be visualised at the touch of a button. The operational- isation of the system worked as a catalyst creating demand for more accountability from the EAC Secretariat. This in turn created motivation for EAMS to be more comprehen- sive in its reach. The GIZ-EAC programme ‘Support to the EAC Integration Process’ has supported this online monitoring system since 2012. Each Summit of EAC Heads of State starts with a re- port on the status of the implementation of decisions and directives generated through EAMS. Samson Manirakiza, EAC Senior M&E Officer EAMS is how we can monitor the progress of integration. The EAMS dashboard gives us an instant snapshot of how the EAC advances. New modules introduced into EAMS in 2017 facilitate the monitoring of the implementation of EAC Protocols such as the Common Market Protocol and enable the Secretar- iat to carry out evaluations and assessments according to specific themes or topics. These include modules to moni- tor Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs), the Single Customs Territory (SCT), bills & acts and protocols. The assent of bills and acts helps the amendment and implementation of regional laws at the national level. The work was steered by a new and dynamic team recently arrived at the EAC Secretariat that envision EAMS as a one stop shop for all matters related to M&E in the EAC. New fo- cal points were appointed in the Partner States, EAC organs and institutions, as a result of the new modules.This has also contributed to a new enthusiasm for EAMS. Workshops, training and hands-on support from GIZ has helped assure that the users are now comfortable to use the system. More specific training needs will be assessed for the new modules that will come alive in the first quarter of 2018.