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Monitori...
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What is Monitoring & Evaluation?
• M&E for Performance Management = Accountability
Two m...
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Why M&E is important for Uptake
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Importance of M&E Linked to impact pathways and Theory of
change
In order to achieve out...
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1. M&E for Performance Management = Accountability
a) Project management:
• Financial an...
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Ten key questions that need to be addressed before achieving
outcomes of a research upta...
Develop your project M&E plans
Exercise
8
a. Introduction – Description of the project and its contribution to the project...
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Theory of change –Guidelines
Recommended steps to develop your theory of change (referen...
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Summarized Results Framework
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Additional references for M&E
ODI Background note “A guide to monitoring and evaluating ...
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References –
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Monitoring and Evaluation

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Presented by IWMI's Farah Ahmed at the "Urbanizing Deltas of the World" Conference 2016, held in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, on January 27, 2016.

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Monitoring and Evaluation

  1. 1. Photo:DavidBrazier/IWMIPhoto:TomvanCakenberghe/IWMIPhoto:TomvanCakenberghe/IWMI www.iwmi.org A water-secure world Monitoring and Evaluation Farah Ahmed (IWMI) Date- 27th January, 2016 Location- Ho Chin Minh City, Vietnam
  2. 2. www.iwmi.org A water-secure world What is Monitoring & Evaluation? • M&E for Performance Management = Accountability Two main aspects of accountability: 1. Supporting project performance management 2. Supporting learning and adjustment towards outcomes Who is it for?
  3. 3. www.iwmi.org A water-secure world Why M&E is important for Uptake Image sources: IDS 2012 (https://iddbirmingham.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/elise-wach.pdf)
  4. 4. www.iwmi.org A water-secure world Importance of M&E Linked to impact pathways and Theory of change In order to achieve outcomes one must ensure M&E systems into research projects. M&E systems will ensure the following – “How much’ is not the only question we might want to answer. We might also want to know how, why and under what circumstances each factor is important for the outcome. This helps in understanding when and under what circumstances uptake will take place in the future” Supports research •Setting clear objectives •Identifying project stakeholders •Increases knowledge for learning and sharing Resource planning •Ensures resources planning •Monitors progress towards results •Identifies risks within a project •Reporting back on outcomes achieved
  5. 5. www.iwmi.org A water-secure world 1. M&E for Performance Management = Accountability a) Project management: • Financial and administrative • Output products on time and within budget b) Monitoring and documentation towards outcomes. Projects gather data/evidence of: • Engagement with research users • Understanding research users’ needs and priorities • Progress and changes along the impact pathway • How research users do or do not use research (intended and unintended outcomes) • Reasonable evidence that the project has made a contribution in the change process (when compared to the absence of the program)
  6. 6. www.iwmi.org A water-secure world Ten key questions that need to be addressed before achieving outcomes of a research uptake strategy- 1. Why do we want this research? Does this have an element of uptake at all in it? 2. Is research uptake appropriately reflected in the log frame? 3. You may have evidence coming out of a research project but have you conceptualised it in the current context? Is there an appropriate evaluation strategy? 4. Is there a need to conceptualise a ‘theory of change?’ 5. Is there a need to draw up an implementation strategy/plan incorporating communications and outreach? 6. Define your goals? What are we trying to achieve? 7. What are your short and long term goals to achieve impacts? 8. Is there a need to draw up an impact pathways/ outcome map? 9. Who is our next users/ stakeholders for the research outputs? Are the outputs relevant to them? 10. How will we address their concerns in relation to the current context?
  7. 7. Develop your project M&E plans Exercise 8 a. Introduction – Description of the project and its contribution to the project objectives b. Indicator M+E plan i. Indicator table with relevant explanations ii. Analysis and reporting c. Theory of Change (TOC) i. Objectives ii. Processes involved iii. Assumptions iv.Strategies v. Risks vi.Outputs/ outcomes/impacts vii.M+E – including backstory and TOC reflection with guidelines
  8. 8. www.iwmi.org A water-secure world Theory of change –Guidelines Recommended steps to develop your theory of change (reference -3ie) Step 1: Describe the policy question(s) that your evaluation is trying to address Step 2: Identify the needs of the policy influencers you are targeting, and the leverage and entry points you have with them Step 3: Identify your desired results or vision of success in the near and longer term (outputs, intermediate outcomes, policy impact/objective) Step 4: Specify the factors (e.g. protective or risk factors, existing policy environment) you believe will influence change. Step 5: List the engagement strategies you believe will lead to change Step 6: Articulate assumptions about how these changes might happen. This will allow you to check whether the activities and outputs are appropriate for influencing change in the desired direction in this particular context. See examples of theories of change compiled by DfID: http://www.dfid.gov.uk/r4d/pdf/outputs/mis_spc/Appendix_3_ToC_Examples.pdf Additional resources: Review of the use of theory of change: http://www.researchtoaction.org/2012/08/improving-the-use-of-theory-of-change/ Theory of change community of practice: http://www.theoryofchange.org/
  9. 9. www.iwmi.org A water-secure world Summarized Results Framework
  10. 10. www.iwmi.org A water-secure world Additional references for M&E ODI Background note “A guide to monitoring and evaluating policy influence” http://www.odi.org.uk/resources/download/5252.pdf Presentation by John Young on “Monitoring and evaluation of influence” http://www.impactevaluation2011.org/forum/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/C2-Effective-communication-and-stakeholder- engagement-file-2.pdf
  11. 11. www.iwmi.org A water-secure world References – IDS, 2012, M&E of research uptake and influence, Challenges and opportunities IWMI Strategy paper 2014-2018 CGIAR WLE-IWMI, Extension proposal 2015-2016. 2014 3ie official website - http://www.3ieimpact.org/ Thank you!

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