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.

Collecting, Managing, Analyzing, and Synthesizing Data to Reach Evaluative Conclusions

Collecting, Managing, Analyzing, and Synthesizing Data to Reach Evaluative Conclusions

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Significant products of the monitoring and evaluation process are sound evaluative judgments and subsequently identified evaluative conclusions. Their development relies, in the first instance, on the establishment of the building blocks of program theory and logic and evaluation questions, followed by the development of effective plans for monitoring and evaluation. Once developed, a further set of preconditions comes to attention, which is the focus of this chapter. These are planning for the collection of quality data, arrangements to promote the effective management and storage of these data, and their subsequent analysis and synthesis using an appropriate approach.

Specifically, this chapter covers the development of a Data Collection Plan to guide the collection of monitoring ...

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