Our toolbox for data collection

Our toolbox for data collection

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 ... Read More
 
‘Monitoring’? ‘Evaluation’? Isn’t that the same anyway?

‘Monitoring’? ‘Evaluation’? Isn’t that the same anyway?

‘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 ... Read More
 
Why become a Monitoring & Evaluation specialist?

Why become a Monitoring & Evaluation specialist?

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 ... Read More