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  • Most significant stories complement other M&E efforts in CPWF. We are going through the exercise of finding MSC stories because: MSC stories can help identify change that is happening during a project, even if it is small The stories give a sense of where the project is going and a chance to adjust The process helps clarify, to ourselves and others, what kind of change we value The stories are communications products, which can be used to present our work to stakeholders and partners
  • 1) Relationship with HP developers. 2) Livelihoods surveys? You now know something you didn’t before?3) Viravorn at the WWF meeting AND/OR working HP developers outside of Laos – why is their attitude different in Laos than elsewhere4) 5) Sonali: Getting the researchers together, cooperation between MK1 and MK2
  • How do you spot a MSC story tipsWhat is the process now?Brainstorm MSC storiesWe will discuss and brainstorm all of our MSC stories on WednesdayMake selection to go into the six-monthly reportsDistribute back to PLs to embed into the project reportsFeedback from CPWF MT and BLVerification of storiesUse of storiesHow does this fit in with other M&E for MBDC?Exercise:Pairs: THREE GROUPS: POLICY & INSTITUTIONS, LIVELIHOODS, MODELING. Participants divided into three groups, related to MK1’s three main topic areas: Livelihoods, institutions and policy, and modeling. Each group is then divided into pairs, who will interview each other on change stories related to their project, using the questions on the slide to guide them.Plenary: Facilitator collates MSC stories that emerged from the interviews. Write up on flip charts. Leave flip charts up the rest of the day, serve as a reminder of the changes the project is already experiencing.
  • Msc stories mg v2

    1. 1. Most Significant Change Stories Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
    2. 2. “If you knew what was going to happen in advance every day you could do amazing things. You could become insanely wealthy, influence the political process et cetera. Well, it turns out that mostpeople don’t even know what happened yesterday in their own business. So, a lot of businesses arediscovering they can take tremendous competitive advantage simply by finding out what happened yesterday as soon as possible.” (Steve Jobs, 1994:23) Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
    3. 3. Why are we doing Most Significant Change stories? • In R4D we are interested in changes, not just results of science • Means to identify and reflect on progress • Everyone can tell stories • We are not looking at outputs but outcomes, which are more quantitative • Builds broader picture of what is happening Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
    4. 4. The most significant change stories should focus on fivedomains of change: 1. Changes in relations – Example 2. Changes in Knowledge – Example 3. Changes in Attitudes – Example 4. Changes in Skills and Practices – Example 5. Change in research approach – Example Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
    5. 5. How to spot a MSC story: Questions: What are your most important activities and interactions (with target groups) so far? Did anything change in terms of relations, Knowledge, Attitude, Skills or research approach? What is difference between then and now? Who is benefiting from the change? Who isn’t? Why is the change significant? Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
    6. 6. Was this a useful tool? What worked? What did not? Can we say anything about which stories are the *most* significant? Is there a common theme in the Mekong MSC stories?Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta

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