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...

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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). By receiving monitoring and...

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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. They also use quantitative techniques to analyze data, and show output and...

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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. In particular, I will consider risk management in international...

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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...

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What is a LogFrame?

A Logframe is another name for Logical Framework, a planning tool consisting of a matrix which provides an overview of a project’s goal, activities and anticipated results.  It provides a...

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