outcome mapping

Outcome monitoring and learning in large multi-stakeholder research programmes: lessons from the PRISE consortium

This discussion paper outlines the key lessons to emerge from designing and applying an outcome monitoring system to the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-arid Economies (PRISE) project - a five-year, multi-country, multi-project and multi-partner research consortium that generated new knowledge about how economic development in semi-arid regions could be made more equitable and resilient to climate change. The aim of this system was to continuously capture, analyse and understand changes in stakeholder behaviour and actions around the research activities and results, and how these changes can ultimately lead to sustained shifts in policy and practice. 

Outcome monitoring in large multi-stakeholder research programmes: Lessons from PRISE

Tiina Pasanen and Kaia Ambrose's picture 18th June 2019 by Tiina Pasanen and Kaia Ambrose

This guest blog by Tiina Pasanen and Kaia Ambrose discusses how the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-arid Economies (PRISE) project approached the challenge of coming up with an outcome monitoring system that considered the dynamics and complexities involved in a multi-project, multi-country and multi-partner research consortium and shares some key lessons to come out of this. Feature image credit: Lancelot Ehode Soumelong.

Mapeo de alcances

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El mapeo de alcances (MA), también llamado mapeo de resultados (outcomes), es una metodología para planificar, hacer seguimiento y evaluar las iniciativas de desarrollo con el fin de generar un cambio social sostenible. Como su nombre lo indica, su objetivo es la comprensión de los alcances o resultados, es decir, del llamado segmento medio faltante (missing-middle) o la „caja negra“ de los resultados que emergen a nivel micro de las actividades de la iniciativa, pero tambien de los cambios económicos, ambientales, políticos o demográficos que se generan a nivel macro a más largo plazo.

Outcome Mapping: Building learning and reflection into development programs

This book by Sarah Earl, Fred Carden and Terry Smutylo takes an original approach to assessing development impacts by focusing on the way in which people relate to each other and to their environment rather than simply evaluating the products a program produces. This book aims to improve the effectiveness of programs by proving information on how to be specific about the principle actors, the expected changes, and the strategies a program will employ. The steps involved in the outcome mapping approach are laid out and explained in this book, supported by detailed information on designing and facilitating workshops and a number of worksheets and examples.

52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 16: Identifying and documenting emergent outcomes of a global network

Kornelia Rassmann's picture 12th April 2013 by Kornelia Rassmann

Global voluntary networks are complex beasts with dynamic and unpredictable actions and interactions. How can we evaluate the results of a network like this? Whose results are we even talking about? This was the challenge facing BioNET when they came to the end of their five year programme and is the subject of the second paper in the BetterEvaluation writeshop series, which we want to introduce in this weeks' blog.