project must be clear about the project's objectives, how those
objectives will be met, and how you will know when you are on track to
meeting those objectives. In other words, a well-designed project
should include performance milestones and baseline information against
which to measure results. Many projects, however, do not include these
We can help. We will design your project from
top to bottom, or simply provide expert input into the monitoring and
evaluation aspects of it.
order to measure a projet's results, outputs and outcomes must be
monitored from time to time to determine whether performance benchmarks
are being met. Often this task is carried out by project managers and
their staffs, however, there are clear benefits to having an
indpendent, objective, third party to monitor a project's progress. A
fresh pair of eyes could help a project manager identify problems she
may not see and craft solutions that may not be self-evident to her.
Project evaluation can take
many forms, from standard measurement of results based on a project's
outcome, efficacy, efficiency, and sustainability, to evaluations based
on ethnographic field methods and participatory action research.
your evaluation needs may be, we will develop and deliver a service
package to meet those specific needs, with a focus on identifying
lessons learned and next steps.
A crucial aspect to a
well-designed and professionally implemented project is a monitoring
and evaluation plan. A well-crafted M&E plan will help project
managers carefully and systematically think through the details of how
results will be measured, while also helping deliver the desired
We help project managers identify inputs, outputs, outcomes and impacts before the project even gets off the ground.
Baseline surveys and ex-post
evaluations often include participant surveys. A well-designed and
carefully-implemented survey can yield significant and useful data.
However, a survey that is not designed and delivered with care will
produce erroneous results, wasting the funder's time and money.
it is useful to have a third party design a survey to ensure
objectivity and scientific rigor. We will design ex-post and ex-ante
surveys to ensure that your time and money are well-spent and that the
surveys yield the best possible data.
Every project funder should
have staff members who are trained in project evaluation. Project
evaluation training will help your staff think critically about the
projects they design and manage, determine appropriate benchmarks and
milestones, and undertake objective project evaluations during a
project and after it has finished. Evaluation training is an essential
part of every project manager's professional development.
We tailor comprehensive evaluation training for your staff to meet your specific needs.
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