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Module 4: Monitor and Evaluate

Establish a baseline of information for later comparison

The impact of your intervention program can only be determined if you have mechanisms for monitoring it. That’s why you need baseline data; later you’ll compare them with post intervention information.

What data do other organizations you’re working with collect?

Partners in your program can be a rich source of information, both for baseline measurements and to build indicators. Ask what data they collect that is relevant to any of the socio-ecological levels you’re aiming at. It’s also important to collect data consistently across organizations so you’re measuring and comparing the same things.

What type of process baseline data can the other organizations provide or collect?

Understanding how the intervention is working requires co-operation among the organizations involved. You’ll have to agree on what to measure, which could include current working relationships, communication mechanisms and past experiences with joint planning processes. 

Refer to Exampe 29 - Problems with data sources: MSCS project

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2009 09:20