Author: Thomas Winderl

Monitoring? Evaluation? Isn’t it 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. When governments or development organisations use the term “Monitoring & Evaluation”, however, they mean something very specific: Monitoring & Evaluation is about collecting and analysing data and reporting on findings on how well a programme, a policy, a service […]

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M&E needs to change. We need to change.

Monitoring and Evaluation is an exciting area of work because it is currently undergoing rapid changes. Countries and organizations are increasingly taking innovative approaches to monitor and evaluate the performance of programmes, policies, services or organizations. There are several reasons why this is happening. ‘RESULTS’ ARE HERE TO STAY First, citizens, parliaments and donors are […]

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The result chain: a beginner’s guide

Monitoring and Evaluation is about measuring and tracking results. That is why it is important to understand what results are, and how to distinguish between different levels of results. In general, a “result” is something that happens or exists because of something else that has happened: the results of a football game the final value of a mathematical calculation, or the outcomes of an election. In […]

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