Shared Measurement Systems: A New Approach to Evaluating Capacity Development

This paper from Foundation Safety Group (FSG) outlines the process of using comparative performance systems to monitor and evaluate projects, programs and organisations.

"While there are multiple options for types of shared measurement systems... comparative performance systems offer an appropriate balance between usefulness and resource requirements. Comparative performance systems require all participants within a field (or community) to report on the same measures, using identical definitions and methodologies. As a result, users can compare the performance of different organizations and collect reliable field-wide data. Organizations can learn from each other’s performance, funders can make more informed choices, and the field as a whole, can more accurately document its influence and impact." (Mahmud)


Mahmud, A. , (n.d.). Shared measurement systems: A new approach to evaluating capacity development. Foundation Safety Group (FSG).

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