TTI PEC Nairobi Workshop - Monitoring and Evaluation Strategies

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TTI PEC Nairobi Workshop - Monitoring and Evaluation Strategies

  1. 1. Think Tank Initiative Policy Engagement and Communications Workshop Welcome! April 28-30, 2014
  2. 2. Think Tank Initiative Policy Engagement and Communications Workshop Monitoring and Evaluation Strategies April 28, 2014 Shubha Jayaram and David Olson
  3. 3. M&E: The results chain 3 | R4D.org Inputs • The things needed for implementation, e.g. money or staff Activities • The actions undertaken, e.g. hosting a seminar or meeting Outputs • Quantifiable, short term results, e.g. number of people attending a seminar or meeting, policy briefs, tweets, or Facebook followers Outcomes • Medium term results, e.g. better informed policymakers Impact • Long term results, e.g. policy change Measurement is often heavily skewed towards outputs and activities as they are easier to measure!
  4. 4. Potential Metrics for PEC* I. Exposure (many are outputs) • Media mentions • # and type of publications • Citations • Government citations or references • Ratings II. Resources • Quality, diversity and stability of funding • Reputation of researchers • Influence (e.g. quality and extent of networks) III. Demand (many are outputs) • # and quality of events • Digital traffic • Official access to policymakers • # of publications sold / downloaded IV.Policy Impact • Policy recommendations adopted • Testimonials and feedback • Quality of work Experts suggest 15 possible metrics 4 | R4D.org * Adapted from Communications and Impact Metrics for Think Tanks, CIGI, 2013
  5. 5. Group activity (20 minutes)  Each think tank to find one other organization to work with  Each pair to discuss and share the following:  What is your M&E strategy?  What are the M&E tools that you use?  What metrics are you adequately capturing and in what areas do you face difficulties? 5 | R4D.org

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