This example of a monitoring, evaluation and learning framework sets out the approach to assessing the performance of the Australian Volunteers Program. This resource and the following information was contributed by Jo Hall.
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- Effective monitoring is essential for managing performance, however, despite this, monitoring is often undervalued and understood quite narrowly.
Making adaptive rigour work: Principles and practices for strengthening monitoring, evaluation and learning for adaptive managementThis briefing from the Global Learning for Adaptive Management (GLAM) initiative sets out key elements of an ‘adaptive rigour’ approach to adaptive management.
- In this guest blog, Jo Hall discusses how evidence of outcomes and impact can be better captured, integrated and reported on across different scales of work.
- This research report from the Research for Development Impact Network demonstrates how evidence of outcomes and impact can be better captured, integrated and reported on across different scales of work for Australian NGOs working in interna
- Strategy Testing (ST) is a monitoring system developed by The Asia Foundation to track programs that are using a highly iterative, adaptive approach to address complex development problems.
- This discussion note from USAID presents "attending to interrelationships, multiple perspectives, and boundaries" as a key principle underlying complexity-aware monitoring.
- This discussion note from USAID argues for synchronizing monitoring with the pace of change as a key principle underlying complexity-aware monitoring.
- This guide outlines a step-by-step participatory process for developing a performance story report in the context of ‘performance story evaluation’ and natural resource management, but can be used for monitoring and in other contexts.
- This paper by John Mayne provides a practical guide to telling performance stories and setting expectations about what level of performance was expected.
Managing for impact in rural development, a guide for project M&E, section 2: Using M&E to manage for impactThis resource published by IFAD discusses how monitoring and evaluation can be used to manage projects to maximise their impact, in this case on poverty reduction.
- Monitoring is a process to periodically collect, analyse and use information to actively manage performance, maximise positive impacts and minimise the risk of adverse impacts. It is an important part of effective management because it can provide early and ongoing information to help shape implementation in advance of evaluations
- BetterEvaluation is working with UNICEF to try and improve our collective understanding and practice of the monitoring function. The BetterMonitoring initiative focuses on trying to elevate the monitoring function to make it more visible and to provide information about how to plan, conduct and use monitoring activities well.