Innovative programme design Innovative programme design and M&E It has always been clear to me that how we do Monitoring and Evaluation depends to a large extent on how development or government programmes are designed. Planning is a natural extension of our skill set in M&E. This blog looks closer at the rapidly evolving landscape […]
Stop over-thinking: ‘Minimum viable product’ Minimum WHAT?!? Ok. What are we talking about? A minimum viable product – MVP in short – is a product with just enough features to gather validated learning about a possible intervention or product. It is deliberately imperfect; any additional work on it beyond what was required to start learning is […]
Measuring = reducing uncertainty Being roughly right A lot of what we do in Monitoring and Evaluation is related to measuring. A lot of what we do in Monitoring and Evaluation is related to being roughly right. “It is better to be roughly right than precisely wrong.” Those of us in Monitoring and Evaluation should […]
(Video) This is a very first introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation – and how it relates to everyday life.
As you will know, the new guidance for UN Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAF) is here! Web-based with nice layout at https://undg.org/programme/undaf-guidance/ . Not sure what you think about the new UNDAF guidelines, but here are some of my thoughts after an initial review: Evolutionary update, no SDG revolution Despite the positive change in how the guidelines, annexes and companion […]