Summary of Study Session 15
In Study Session 15, you have learned that:
- The purpose of monitoring and evaluation is to track implementation and outputs systematically, and measure the effectiveness of projects and programmes.
- Monitoring is systematic observation and data collection to check if and how planned activities are being implemented.
- Evaluation measures how well the project activities have met expected objectives and whether outcomes can be attributed to them.
- Indicators are measurements used in monitoring and evaluating project performance, which should be measurable and help assess the extent to which an intervention has changed the situation.
- The results of monitoring and evaluation can be shown by a results chain, which shows how completion of the activities will lead to outputs, outputs will lead to outcomes, and the outcomes will lead to impacts.
- The logframe is a monitoring and evaluation tool that links the planned activities with expected results. It indicates how monitoring and evaluation will take place, and allows information to be analysed and organised in a structured way.
- Annual work plans can be used to monitor activities. Field visits are used for both monitoring and evaluation.
- Both qualitative and quantitative methods should be used to evaluate both outcomes and impacts of behaviour change communication programmes.