MEASURING PROGRESS, EVALUATING IMPACT
As part of the process of developing our new growth strategy, the management and staff have held several workshops to deliberate on the ways and means of monitoring progress and evaluating impact. Our first systematic M&E framework has been developed based on research of different manuals for monitoring impact and in close consultation with management, staff, beneficiaries and relevant stakeholders in order to gain detailed knowledge of the project and the project context.
St. Bakhita, we believe impact is not measured only in terms of numbers. We believe in stories too. The framework adopts a two-sided approach consisting of a quantitative measurements of indicators as well as narration of qualitative life changing stories. We triangulate data and information from both sources to have a fair idea of our direct results and indirect impact and be able to reflect on lessons learnt. Ultimately, the framework is meant to kickstart efforts to systematically monitor results and evaluate the impact on beneficiaries. In doing so, it is important to state that our process of M&E will at all stages take cognizance of the ‘attribution gap’ in impact monitoring.
Tracking progress with numbers.
STORIES AND BLOGS
Understanding impact with stories