To understand the intended changes created by a programme or intervention, this interactive process is invaluable for agreeing what is important and shaping the contents of the evaluation framework.
Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks
Distilling all available evidence to articulate how change will be measured, and which indicators will be captured through monitoring (the ‘how many’) and which through evaluation (the ‘with what result, or so what?’). A key output from these workshops is a set of ‘Key Research Questions’ which form the basis for all M&E activity that follows.
- In order to measure change over time it is necessary to capture a starting point, or baseline. This can be done retrospectively using skilful questions. - Placing programmes in their appropriate context through literature review and stakeholder interviews and workshops. - Putting in place sustainability plans beyond pump-prime funded initiatives so that things that really work can continue.
Primary and secondary research
- Full palette of methodologies to capture change from key stakeholders - Surveys designed to capture additionality, and account for other measures such as displacement, leakage and the counterfactual (what would have happened anyway) - Analysis and reporting - Concise, engaging and audience appropriate reports and summaries capturing progress towards the Key Research Questions - Shaping of key messages, sustainability plans and supporting the development of a business case for further investment
Analysis and reporting
- Concise, engaging and audience appropriate reports and summaries capturing progress towards the Key Research Questions
- Shaping of key messages, sustainability plans and supporting the development of a business case for further investment
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