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.

Planning for Implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

Planning for Implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

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Consideration is now given to planning for the implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, taking into account the staged approach upon which it has been developed and the critical need to involve stakeholders in the process.

Principles of effective project management are usefully applied to guide implementation of the Framework. These include clear identification of the tasks, timelines, and responsibilities for all the steps identified in the Framework. The implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework will itself require monitoring. This will extend to review and periodic adjustment, as required, with assessment of the process of implementation and results of its use.

1. Introduction to Planning for Implementation

The context for the development of a Monitoring ...

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