August 12, 2009

Related initiatives

A small but growing number of organizations are investing in developing new and better approaches to monitoring and evaluation. Some are supporting sector-wide initiatives, like the following. We aim to work with them towards our joint goals.

Outcome Mapping
A planning, evaluation and learning method developed by IDRC which focuses on changes in behaviours, relationships, actions, and/or activities of the people and organizations with whom a development program works directly. Supported by a lively community of practice.

Humanitatiran Accountability Partnership (HAP)
The humanitarian sector’s first international self-regulatory body which aims to make humanitarian action accountable to its intended beneficiaries through self-regulation, compliance verification and quality assurance certification.

Impact Evaluation for Improving Development (IE4ID)
Research group convened by the Rockefeller Foundaiton that aims to broaden and deepen the range of available rigorous methods and approaches to impact evaluation that are credible, readily accessible, and useable by those working in development.

iScale – Impacts Community of Practice
Brings together representatives from various organizations, networks, evaluation experts and practitioners to share experiences/expertise, explore the challenges of measuring impact, and refine innovative solutions.

Most Significant Change
A participatory monitoring and evaluation technique in which many project stakeholders are involved throughout the project both in deciding the sorts of change to be recorded and in analysing the collected data.

Organisation that uses a Theory of Change methodology to support social sector planning, evaluation, and implementation tracking that is rigorous, without giving up the participation and flexibility that organizations need to work effectively. Offers an online theory of change building tool.

Participatory Impact Pathways Analysis
A project planning and monitoring and evaluation approach that aims to help the people involved in a project, program or organization make explicit their theories of change.

See also the examples of other initiatives that enable Constituency Voice.