Posts Tagged ‘Monitoring and Evaluation’

ACTIVATE! – Evaluating Youth Leadership for Policy Impact

Often one of the most difficult aspects of launching a new project is figuring out how to measure its impact effectively. The Activate! Leadership for Public Innovation programme has an opportunity to do ground-breaking work in measuring the impact of its leadership development intervention and the policy implications that it might hold.  It is a […]

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Posted on 4 March 2014 under Hands-on Issue 9 (Sept-Dec 2013), Hands-on Learning Briefs, Learning Briefs: Game-Changing Leaders, Opportunity 9: Implementation Experience, What we've learned.


Working Rigorously With Stories: Introducing the Impact Story Tool

Stories told by programme beneficiaries can be useful when evaluating the effectiveness/impact of programmes.  However, because stories are subjective, on their own they are seldom regarded as sufficient evidence that a programme/intervention is effective.  Researchers have found numerous ways of addressing the concerns about the credibility of stories as an information source on the effectiveness […]

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Posted on 4 March 2014 under Hands-on Issue 9 (Sept-Dec 2013), Hands-on Learning Briefs, Learning Briefs: Creative Learners, Opportunity 1: Resources and Toolboxes, What we've learned.


Beyond accountability: Monitoring and Evaluation as instruments of change

If you want to get an NGO on the defensive, just says the words “monitoring and evaluation”.  Almost inevitably, these words will provoke spluttering about donors-in-the-driving-seat, the validity of qualitative approaches to impact evaluation, and the objectivity of participatory research. I’d argue that too much time is spent on these debates, and not enough about […]

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Posted on 18 September 2013 under From Head & Heart, From Head & Heart: Civil Society.


Learning from experience – Building a Monitoring and Evaluation system for FunDza

The FunDza Literacy Trust aims to improve reading for pleasure and access to interesting books for “book poor” teens and young adults from poor communities.  In early 2013, FunDza commissioned a literature review to investigate the current practice of measurement and evaluation in the fields of literacy and mobile learning to inform aspects of their […]

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Posted on 31 May 2013 under Hands-on Issue 7 (Jan-Apr 2013), Hands-on Learning Briefs, Learning Briefs: Creative Learners, Opportunity 1: Implementation Experience, Opportunity 6: Implementation Experience.


Early Childhood Development Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop report back

By Rebecca Metz For some time, it has been clear that many non-profit organisations that work within the ECD sector need support with developing their Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems, and DGMT has received a number of requests for help with this. M&E within the ECD sector is complex as there are numerous elements that […]

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Posted on 10 May 2013 under DGMT Points of Interest, Resourceful Young Children.


Under construction: Our new Monitoring and Evaluation Website

We are in the process of developing a Monitoring and Evaluation Resource website for organisations.  Have a look at this presentation where we explain why we are developing the website as well as how it will work.  This presentation is powered through Prezi, please wait a few moments for the presentation and embedded images to load.

Posted on 6 May 2013 under Civil Society, DGMT Points of Interest.