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Measuring What Matters online tool result: code AGJ

This is an entry that complements the Measuring What Matters toolkit which you can find here: https://info.copronet.wales/measuring-what-matters/

 

Measuring What Matters online tool result: code AGJ

 

Technical description

You want to adopt a participatory and co-productive approach, to an outcome or impact evaluation, and want to commit time and resources to gathering rich and detailed evidence.

 

Glossary

Participatory approaches: Involve the stakeholders of a programme or policy in the evaluation process. (Source: Better Evaluation)

Co-productive approaches: Share power and responsibility with stakeholders working together in equal, reciprocal and caring relationships. (Source: Co-production Network for Wales)

Outcome Evaluations:Assess the extent to which a programme, policy or intervention has achieved its planned outcomes.

Impact Evaluations:Explore and assess longer-term effects, intended or otherwise, of a programme, policy or intervention.

 

Data collection methods

Collaborative Outcomes Reporting

Time: high / Cost: high

Collaborative Outcomes Reporting is a participatory approach which ‘story’ of a program’s performance using multiple-lines of evidence, contributed to by technical experts and project stakeholders.

Collaborative Outcomes Reporting features in Better Evaluation’s ‘Rainbow Framework’ and a free how to guide can be found of their website.

 

Developmental Evaluation

Time: high / Cost: high

Development Evaluation provides real-time feedback and a continuous development loop. It is particularly suited to projects in emergent areas, and complex and uncertain environments.

Collaborative Outcomes Reporting features in Better Evaluation’s ‘Rainbow Framework’ and a free how to guide can be found of their website.

 

Most Significant Change

Time: high / Cost: high

Most Significant Change is a story-based evaluation method, which considers the significance of stories offered by stakeholders, and ensures learning from these stories is shared by all.

Most Significant Change features in Better Evaluation’s ‘Rainbow Framework’ and more information can be found of their website.

 

Outcome Mapping

Time: high / Cost: high

Outcome Mapping is a way of planning and evaluating projects which aim to bring about large scale sustainable social change.

Outcome Mapping features in Better Evaluation’s ‘Rainbow Framework’ and more information can be found of their website.

 

Participatory Impact Pathways Analysis

Time: high / Cost: moderate

Participatory Impact Pathways Analysis brings key stakeholders in a project together in order to co-construct a theory of how the project will achieve its intended outcomes.

Participatory Impact Pathways Analysis is a recommended approach to developing a programme theory, in Better Evaluation’s ‘Rainbow Framework.’ A practical guide to how it’s done is offered by the The Institutional Learning and Change (ILAC) Initiative.

 

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