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How to conduct a project

A “project” is a temporary endeavor with a defined beginning and end (usually time-constrained, and often constrained by funding or deliverables), undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, typically to bring about beneficial change or added value. The temporary nature of projects stands in contrast with business as usual (or operations), which are …

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Key Trends in M&E

There is no doubt that M&E is a rapidly evolving space. This article outlines some of the key trends in the field, which could help to inform and position your own M&E work. This article draws from a range of sources on current trends in M&E from the past several …

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Top 10 M&E Resources You Should Know

There is a growing body of tools, resources and information sites to ensure that your Monitoring and Evaluation practice keeps pace with the industry. Knowing where to find this information is key. There is so much information to draw from across the social sciences research arena, but finding quality, M&E …

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Types of Monitoring and Evaluation

There are many types different types of M&E, and choosing the right one for your project is critical. The type of M&E you choose is related to the type of project you are undertaking and the type of context you are working in. This article outlines some if the different …

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Organizational Capacity: Our Short Guide

Organizational capacity is the ability of an organization to use resources effectively and efficiently in order to achieve its goals. It refers to the organization’s capability to adapt, develop, and consistently improve over time. Organizations need organizational capacity for long-term success as it helps them identify strengths and weaknesses, increase …

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How to Write a Monitoring and Evaluation Report

Good impact stories require excellent reporting. Having the right mix of quantitative evidence, well visualized and applied; positioning your case-studies, and providing the relevant theoretical background are all part of telling a good impact story. Start your report when you are designing the M&E framework. As implementation progresses, core things …

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Logframe vs Theory of Change: What’s the difference?

There is often confusion around the terms “logframe” and “theory of change”. A logframe is a tool used to plan, monitor and evaluate projects. It is a logical framework which delineates the linkages between a project’s activities, outputs, outcomes and impact. A theory of change, on the other hand, is …

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10 Skills you need as an M&E officer

As an M&E officer, there a few important hard skills worth brushing up on. At the same time, M&E is a great deal about a set of core competencies, relevant to the changing world of work. M&E is really all about strategy and about understanding change. Remaining dynamic and responsive …

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10 Great Books in Monitoring and Evaluation

In the vast field of monitoring and evaluation, books serve as indispensable resources, providing valuable insights and guidance for professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge. From comprehensive methodologies to practical case studies, this article presents 10 great books that offer a wealth of expertise and perspectives, empowering individuals and organizations …

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10 PhDs for Monitoring and Evaluation

A doctorate will place you on a whole new trajectory when it comes to your field of specialisation. As the field of Monitoring and Evaluation grows, so are the opportunities for focused doctoral study expanding across fields, while also deepening in their technical specificity. Whether your strengths lie in the …

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