10 things to know about development and the data revolution

Author: Emma Samman

Publication date: June 2015

The data revolution has the potential to lead to sharper, more targeted, better-monitored policies. It could even transform power relations between citizens, governments and businesses. Used well, data can help people reach a clearer picture of their lives – and use the evidence for progress. But people remain uncounted and big gaps in our knowledge remain. Explore development and the data revolution in these 10 infographics.

Aiming for Utility in ‘Systems-based Evaluation’: A Research-based Framework for Practitioners

Author: Grove, J.T.
Publication date: 2015

System dynamics modelling (SDM) was used and process researched as a case to investigate its utility as a systems-based evaluation (SBE) approach. A system dynamics (SD) model1 was developed to evaluate the potential requirements and implications on the health systems of the ambitious antiretroviral therapy scale-up strategy in Lusaka, Zambia.

Research on SDM for strategic evaluation provided insights and principles for future application of SBE.

Assessment of sustainability elements/key risk factors practical guide

Author: Norad
Publication date: 2010

The Practical Guide is a supportive document for carrying out screening of relevant sustainability elements/key risk factors. The Guide is designed to be of practical use when identifying, assessing and documenting the effects and risks of a programme, among these the cross cutting issues referred to in the various grant scheme rules.

Using ICTs to monitor the roll out of ARV therapy

This video illustrates the use of ICTs in South Africa to monitor the roll out of antiretroviral (ARV) Therapy. The efforts of various organisations are documented in facilitating the use of Personal Data Assistants or Palm Pilots in tracking those receiving ARV in the Free State.


Perform search on "monitoring" and/or "evaluation" to find key documents on M&E of HIV/AIDS

Monitoring HIV/AIDS Programs

Must-visit website for those working in the field of HIV/AIDS intervention. "This training resource is designed to build skills for conducting quality monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities. The course is anchored by three core modules: Introduction to M&E; Collecting, Analyzing and Using Monitoring Data; and Developing an M&E Work Plan.

Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit. HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis And Malaria

Author: World Health Organisation 
Publication Date: 2004 

To support the monitoring and evaluation sections a toolkit for the three diseases has been developed by a wide range of institutions. The purpose of the toolkit is to provide in one place the "essentials" of agreed upon best practice in M&E, by applying a common framework for the three diseases and providing users with references to key materials and resources.

National Guide To Monitoring And Evaluating Programmes For The Prevention Of HIV In Infants And Young Children

Author: World Health Organization 
Publication Date: 2004 

One important shortcoming is that insufficient attention is paid to the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of programmes for the prevention of HIV infection in infants and young children. The present guide is an attempt to fill this gap.