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.

Learning, Reporting, and Dissemination Strategies

Learning, Reporting, and Dissemination Strategies

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This chapter identifies learning as integral to monitoring and evaluation and therefore an important area for attention within the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework. Consideration is given as to how learning can be promoted through the associated processes of reporting and dissemination. The lessons and recommendations derived from monitoring and evaluation are a point of emphasis, with discussion of how they may be most effectively generated and structured, building on the processes of data synthesis and the identification of evaluative judgments and conclusions. Attention is also given to the related area of how to increase the usefulness of the products of the monitoring and evaluation process. Areas of use include direct application to the program and its organizational context ...

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