Many development programme staff experience the common problem of commissioning an impact evaluation towards the end of a programme only to find that the monitoring system failed to provide adequate data.
This guidance note looks at:
- what an impact-oriented monitoring and evaluation system entails
- why an organisation may want to establish such a system
- when integrating an impact-orientation into an monitoring and evaluation system is most useful
- what should be considered in developing the monitoring and evaluation system, or in tweaking an existing system, to become more impact-focused.