Monitoring and evaluation

Problem tree

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Aim of the tool
To analyse problems, i.e. identifying the cause of the problems and their effects

When to use it?
Use the tool when designing a project, at the beginning of the planning process, and to identify the core issues and their root problems

Participatory video (PV)

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Aim of the tool

  • To document efforts and share experiences.
  • To strengthen civil society: people speaking from the heart, being heard, feeling understood.

When to use it?
During the implementation of a project and/or at the end of it.

Critical incident technique

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Aim of the tool
Gathering facts (incidents) from domain experts or less experienced users of the existing system to gain knowledge of how to improve the performance of the individuals involved.

When to use it?
This tool is useful at the beginning or halfway stage of an intervention process, or at the end for evaluation purposes.

How difficult is it to use it?
Easy – moderate – for experienced users/facilitators

Digital tools for M&E

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Aim of the tool 
There are some differences between the various kinds of digital tools out there, but in general, they aim to facilitate collaborative data collection, analysis, visualisation and/or sharing. 

When to use it? 
These tools may be especially useful when project staff and stakeholders are spread across the world. 

Tool for thought or tool for action? 
Tool for thought and for action

Qualitative data analysis software packages

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Aim of the tool 
Qualitative data analysis software tools are used to make sense of data in a systematic way.

When to use it? 
These tools are useful when your qualitative data have been collected and you want to start with analysing the data.

How difficult is it to use it? 
Easy – moderate  for experienced users/facilitators

Tool for thought or tool for action? 
Tool for thought and for action

Quantitative data analysis software packages & resources

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Aim of the tool 
Quantitative data analysis software tools are used to make sense of data in a systematic way.

When to use it? 
These tools are useful when your quantitative data have been collected and you want to start with analysing the data.

How difficult is it to use it? 
Easy – moderate – for experienced users/facilitators

Theory-based approaches for causal inference

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According to Birckmayer and Weiss (2000: 407), theory-based evaluation ‘explores the how and why of program success or failure’.

Safe failure

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Aim of the tool
To share failures so to increase learning from experiences

When to use it?
This tool is useful at the beginning of an intervention, it can also be used for evaluation purposes

Video

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When to use it?
This tool is used especially at the end of an intervention process to present key M&E findings

How difficult is it to use it?
Easy – moderate – for experienced users/facilitators

Randomised controlled trial

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Aim of the tool
RCTs analyse what difference a programme makes by comparing those in the programme to a control group that does not have access to the programme

When to use it?
This tool is useful at the beginning of an intervention. It can also be used for evaluation purposes