Giving Compass’ Take:
• David Hearle shares ten trends that he sees in monitoring and evaluating the impact of social programs in 2018 and beyond.
• What do these trends mean for the future of philanthropy?
• Learn more about the monitoring and evaluation process.
- Continued growth of the Theory of Change and designs that allow flexibility during implementation.
- Increased focus on social impact investing.
- Growth of private sector involvement in development in the form of increasing public – private sector partnerships.
- Increased pressure from bilateral donors to demonstrate the value of aid to the providing taxpayer in the form of results that can be shared with the general public and no misuse of those funds.
- Value for Money is now well established in most development projects.
- An acceptance that randomised control trials are not always required for rigour and good use of mixed methods provides an equally robust result in a more cost-effective manner.
- Increased use of open source data collection and the use of android driven mobile phones in rural areas to replace paper-based systems.
- An increased use of open source free measurement platforms.
- Linking programs and projects to the SDGs and measuring progress against the SDGs.
- Linking quantitative data with qualitative data.
Read the full article about monitoring and evaluating impact by David Hearle at PME Academy.
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