Monitoring & Evaluation

‘What gets measured, gets done’

Tracking the progress of projects and programmes, and reflecting on their social good (and bad) is important for improving and maintaining high quality interventions.

Good monitoring and evaluation helps to:

Adapt and improve timely social interventions

Effectively manage projects and programmes

Learn from good practices and challenges

Be accountable to stakeholders

Embedding a high-quality monitoring and evaluation approach in an organisation is a complex task. Context can help to:

Develop a full-fledged monitoring and evaluation framework that suits an organisation, social business and/or particular project or programme

Develop tailor-made monitoring and evaluation methods

Ensure that stakeholders have a voice in the selection of monitoring and evaluation indicators, methods and approaches

Embed the double-loop learning question in monitoring and evaluation efforts (‘are we doing the right things right?’), thus reflecting both on the relevance and the effectiveness of an intervention

Facilitate internal and external evaluations

Move from a logframe approach to a Theory of Change approach to monitoring and evaluation – providing for more appropriate planning, monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment