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.

First Steps: Scoping the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, Stakeholder Mapping, and Evaluation Capacity Building

First Steps: Scoping the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, Stakeholder Mapping, and Evaluation Capacity Building

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This chapter discusses the process of scoping the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework. This involves identifying what is known about the context and purpose of anticipated monitoring and evaluation activities, specific issues to be addressed, and the level of resources available and required for this purpose. Together, these represent important understandings about the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and provide the basis for its development.

Planning is required in order to identify and engage stakeholders in the process of developing the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and for any necessary capacity building to support their participation. Stakeholders are regarded as those people with a stake in a program, its monitoring and its evaluation, ...

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