This practical book provides clear, step-by–step guidance on how to develop a monitoring and evaluation framework in a participatory, logical, systematic, and integrated way. The authors outline the key stages and steps involved, including: scoping the framework; identifying planned results; using program theory and program logic; developing evaluation questions; identifying processes for ongoing data collection and analysis; determining means to promote learning; reporting; and dissemination of results. A final chapter focuses on planning for implementation of the framework, with reference to the broader program and organizational context. The authors draw on their extensive experience in developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks to provide examples of good practice that inform organizational learning and decision making, while offering tips and guidelines that can be used to address common pitfalls.

Introduction to Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks

Introduction to Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks

This introductory section clarifies the purpose and function of a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and the essential features of the approach used in this text. A close and articulated relationship between monitoring and evaluation functions is identified as fundamental to the approach adopted, with monitoring situated within program evaluation rather than positioned as separate to it. An overview is subsequently presented of the different sections of the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and of how guidance to its development is structured within the text.

What Is a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework?

A Monitoring and Evaluation Framework is both a planning process and a written product designed to provide guidance to the conduct of monitoring and evaluation functions over the life ...

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