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.

Conclusion

Conclusion

This text has presented an approach to the development of Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks that is firmly based on evaluation principles and practice and delineated into manageable stages and steps. A Monitoring and Evaluation Framework is regarded as both a planning process and a written product designed to guide the conduct of monitoring and evaluation functions over the life span of a program. After the Framework is developed, monitoring and evaluation functions are then put into operation and incorporated within the regular operations of a program. Monitoring and evaluation contribute to a program’s overall value by producing conclusions, recommendations, and lessons that can be used to inform program improvement, guide decision making, and support wider learning.

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