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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Tracking change together


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Tracking change together Irene Guijt, Mae Arevalo and Kiko Saladores Introduction organisations, and research institutions. This issue of PLA Notes shares six experiences from the workshop, representing a range of Monitoring progress and evaluating impacts purposes, organisational contexts, approaches, have long been considered important to ensure that money is well spent and that objectives and methods. Our overview draws on the are met. Besides this conventional focus on discussions at the workshop and other being accountable to funding agencies, literature, and aims to share key innovations, organisations are increasingly using issues, and challenges. monitoring and evaluation for internal learning What is PM&E? and to improve their work. They see that, for maximum benefits, learning needs to happen collectively with diverse groups and people. As with other areas of participatory work, Many of these organisations already work with PM&E has a huge range of interpretations. participatory appraisal and planning, making it Quite surprisingly, even the difference a logical step for them to also make their between monitoring and evaluation remains monitoring and evaluation processes more unclear. Participants at the Philippines participatory (Estrella and Gaventa, 1997). workshop were keen to reach a ...

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