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.

The Evaluation Plan

The Evaluation Plan

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The Evaluation Plan determines how evaluative processes will add to and complement information collected through monitoring to provide answers to evaluation questions. Evaluation is particularly focused on assessing whether the program is achieving its intended results, what works well or not and why, the program’s quality and value, and the extent to which it meets the expectations of key stakeholders. Evaluation questions represent a common reference point incorporated in both the Monitoring Plan and the Evaluation Plan, these being key subsections of the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework.

1. Introduction

This chapter is focused on developing the Evaluation Plan which is the format used to identify and organize evaluative processes. The Evaluation Plan summarizes and complements information collected through monitoring and then adds ...

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