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Qualitative Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation: Observation, Participant Observation, and M&E

Observation and participant observation are both very important data collection tools that evaluators use throughout the project cycle. Evaluators use observation and participant observation to gather data about project inputs, outputs, and outcomes....

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Qualitative Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation: The Emic and the Etic: Their Importance to Qualitative Evaluators

There are two terms that I think all qualitative evaluators should know and take to heart: the etic and the emic.  These are terms usually used by anthropologists.  The et...

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Qualitative Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation: Conducting a Census

Official census data can be particularly useful to project planners and evaluators. Census data helps project planners and evaluators to set baselines that can be used to measure the outcomes or even the impact of a project over time.

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Careers in Monitoring & Evaluation

As a Doctoral candidate myself and a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) professional, I am developing my personal list of resources for careers in M&E.

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Qualitative Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation: Causal Mechanisms: Let’s Consider Golf Balls

Part of designing a project intervention is articulating a theory of change. We first identify a societal problem, then we flesh out its causes, and we craft an intervention that addresses the larger problem we identified earlier.

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Training Co-Workers on Monitoring and Evaluation

Our teams in the field have a wealth of knowledge and experience but often lack certification or formal education related to Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E).

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Qualitative Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation: The Philosophy of Science and Qualitative Methods

Traditionally, funders and implementing agencies have used quantitative approaches to project monitoring and evaluation.

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How to Effectively Manage Project Risk

There are a variety of project management resources that discuss risk management. Here I will introduce some of those resources.

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Role and Responsibilities of an M&E Project Manager

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) professionals can have many different titles and can have quite a diversity of responsibilities depending on the context and organizations where they work.

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What is Impact Evaluation?

An impact evaluation relies on rigorous methods to determine the changes in outcomes which can be attributed to a specific intervention based on cause-and-effect analysis.  Impact evaluations need to account for the counterfactual – what would have occ...

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