This guest blog is by Anne Markiewicz, Director of Anne Markiewicz and Associates, a consultancy that specialises in developing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks. Anne is the co-author, with Ian Patrick, of the text book ‘Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks’ (Sage 2016). She has extensive experience in the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation frameworks for a wide range of different initiatives, building the capacity of organisations to plan for monitoring and evaluation.
This book, written by Anne Markiewicz and Ian Patrick, offers a step-by-step guide to developing a monitoring and evaluation framework. The approach it presents is both theory and practice-led, and is designed to provide clear and practical advice in a participatory, logical, systematic, and integrated way. It uses a central case study throughout the book to illustrate the key concepts presents, accompanied by a range of examples drawn from the authors' combined 40 years of evaluation practice. The text includes end-of-chapter review questions and a summary checklist, and is complemented by the downloadable monitoring and evaluation framework template.
The Public Impact Fundamentals are a framework developed by the Centre for Public Impact to assess what makes a successful policy outcome and describe what can be done to maximise the chances of achieving public impact. The Fundamentals are complemented by the Centre's Public Impact Observatory - a library of hundreds of public policy case studies that have been analysed using the Fundamentals.
This guide, written by Dana Cross of Grosvenor Management Consulting, gives an overview of how to create an M&E framework.
In this guest blog post, Tiina Pasanen, from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), lays out four key ideas to keep in mind when designing an M&E framework for a policy research project