Monitoring, evaluation and learning

Winston Mills-Compton teaches a class in mathematics at the Mfantsipim Boys School in Cape Coast Ghana. Jonathan Ernst/World Bank

Monitoring and evaluation are essential to judge effectiveness in policy engagement. However, in the complex work of policy influence, monitoring and evaluation can be highly challenging. 

The Digital Societies team is working at the sharp edge of ODI’s own monitoring and evaluation systems to help overcome these challenges.  We are collaborating with the ODI communications team to monitor the impact of large, complex grant mechanisms (such as the DFID-ESRC Growth Programme) where issues are contested and where impact on policy is long-term and diffuse.