The age of data Data, information and knowledge Professional Monitoring and Evaluation is based on hard facts: data, information knowledge and understanding. Let us take a closer look at these concepts: What is data? As you will know, data is a collection of objective facts, such as numbers, words, images, measurements, observations or even just descriptions […]
Our toolbox for primary data collection To collect primary data (data that we need to collect first ourselves), we can rely on a sophisticated tool box – largely from social sciences – that has been developed over decades. Let’s look at some important tools available to us: Tools for quantitative data collection For quantitative […]
Both concepts relate to measuring results. However, they are quiet different. This brief video describes what monitoring is – and how it is different from evaluations.
‘Monitoring’? ‘Evaluation’? Isn’t that the same? Don’t be fooled. The fact that the terms Monitoring and Evaluation often goes together and is called “M&E” is somewhat misleading. It is true that Monitoring & Evaluation frequently share similar tools and methods. While they are interrelated, Monitoring & Evaluation are clearly separate activities. What is it anyway? When […]
Why become a Monitoring & Evaluation specialist? The profession of a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist You may already know that, but: Monitoring and Evaluation is about measuring and tracking results of government and development programmes and judging their value. Monitoring and Evaluation has for decades been a standard management tool for the United Nations and […]