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Monitoring, evaluation and learning: a toolkit for small NGOs

This toolkit, written by Anne Garbutt, is a concise guide to monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), intended specifically for use by small non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The toolkit is one of five produced as part of the Strengthening Small Organisations with Big Ambitions project (2021-22), which aimed to strengthen small UK-based NGOs working in…
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MEL-OF-INFLUENCING Toolkit

Who is it useful for?  MEL practitioners and/or Influence/Campaign coordinators-advisors from all around the Oxfam confederation (at country/regional/global level) with a medium-high knowledge and expertise on (MEL of) Influencing - as well as others who are not part of the Oxfam confederation but use MEL in project management. What it…
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Miradi: Conservation Theory of Change Builder

Miradi is a software that allows your team to manage projects together.
Created: 2021-08-26 Language: EN
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The M&E Universe

The M&E Universe is a free, online resource developed by INTRAC to support development practitioners involved in monitoring and evaluation (M&E). It consists of a series of short papers (2-6 pages) on different subjects related to M&E. The M&E Universe has specifically been designed to support civil society organisations (CSOs) and draws many of its examples from the work of NGOs and other types of CSO.
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visit.org

Visit.org work to enhance the mission of impactful social organizations by facilitating mutually beneficial interactions between people and communities around the world. They do so by helping companies discover & book hundreds of carefully curated social impact team experiences led by & benefiting local nonprofits and social ventures.
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Understanding Impact

Using your theory of change to develop a measurement and evaluation framework.  This guide is for charitable service providers who seek to evaluate their work or measure their impact. ‘Measuring’ in this instance means using data and evidence, both quantitative and qualitative, to gain useful insights about a charity’s work.…
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Monitoring matrix for project follow-up

The monitoring matrix gathers in one template all information necessary to implement activities, and ensure all the data will be collected to conduct a proper monitoring of progress. This template can be used by field teams to understand and prepare all necessary tools for the monitoring of their project(s). It…
Created: 2019-01-16 Language: EN
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PRISM - evaluating the outcomes and impacts of small/medium-sized conservation projects

PRISM is a toolkit that aims to support small/medium-sized conservation projects to effectively evaluate the outcomes and impacts of their work. The toolkit is divided into four main sections: Introduction and Key Concepts Designing and Implementing the Evaluation Modules Method factsheets This toolkit has been designed primarily for use by…
Created: 2017-11-20 Language: EN
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Behaviour Change Toolkit

This toolkit gives you the know-how you need to understand people’s behaviours and to help them to make positive changes in their lives. It should be used when preparing programme strategies, developing project proposals, and reviewing the quality of your interventions. Understanding exactly which factors prevent people from practising the promoted…
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Measuring Impact

Need to measure the impact of your intervention on biodiversity conservation, but don't know where to start? This pdf document has been produced by the social science sector, outlining in great detail how impact measurement is conducted today - it can be applied to many conservation projects, and is particularly useful for…
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Impact Builder

Who would find this resource useful? An organisation requiring a structured and efficient process to monitor and evaluate their projects and programmes. An organisation might use this resource when… …there is a need to identify and measure indicators and outcomes, recording the impact of projects with the aim of reviewing…
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Training Design and Facilitation - A Trainer’s Manual

From the original document: This section of the course manual, Adapting to a Changing Climate, contains three sessions intended to assist the trainer in both designing and delivering a successful training workshop. These sessions on Training Design and Facilitation Skills are intended to be delivered as part of the training of trainers…
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Organisation Analysis and Development

From the original document: The effectiveness of organisations depends on many factors, but it all starts with careful design and good process involving all stakeholders. This learning module offers tools, concepts, and advice from best practices in order to help its users obtain a better understanding of how rural organisations can be developed…
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Partnership Guidance for Working with Other Organisations

Who would find this resource useful? Conservation organisation that work, or are planning to work, with other organisations An organisation might use this resource when…. At the beginning of a joint project or response to ensure that essential issues around working in partnership are considered When preparing a Memorandum of…
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Monitoring and Evaluation

Who would find this resource useful? Anyone wishing to extend their knowledge on monitoring and evaluation methodologies and tools   An organisation might use this resource when…. Searching for information and resources on monitoring and evaluation methodologies and tools Looking for consultancy support to develop monitoring and evaluation systems or…
Created: 2014-10-07 Language: EN
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Guidelines for Preparing a Design and Monitoring Framework

Who would find this resource useful? Anyone who wants to learn more about project planning, monitoring and evaluation in the context of conservation and development projects   An organisation might use this resource when…. Wishing to have information and step by step guidance on: Planning a project Completing situation analysis…
Created: 2014-10-07 Language: EN
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Monitoring and Evaluation - How To Guide

Who would find this resource useful? Anyone new to monitoring and evaluation in the context of development projects   An organisation might use this resource when…. Looking for an introduction to monitoring and evaluation in development context   How can this resource help? A brief and clear introduction to monitoring…
Created: 2014-10-07 Language: EN
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How to Monitor and Evaluate Advocacy

Who would find this resource useful? This toolkit should be useful to anyone working in an organisation or project who is concerned about the efficiency, effectiveness and impact of the work of the project or organisation.   An organisation might use this resource when…. This toolkit will be useful when:…
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The ‘Most Significant Change’ (MSC) Technique

Who would find this resource useful? This guide is aimed at organisations, community groups, students and academics. The Most Significant Change (MSC) technique is applicable in many different sectors, including agriculture, education and development programs. It is also applicable to many different cultural contexts.   An organisation might use this…
Created: 2014-10-07 Language: EN
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Measuring Empowerment? Ask Them

Who would find this resource useful? Anyone working on activities that aim to achieve social change and empowerment   An organisation might use this resource when…. Looking at how to measure social change and empowerment resulting from your projects and programmes Designing monitoring and evaluation approaches Learning more about empowerment…
Created: 2014-10-07 Language: EN
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Integrated Monitoring: a Practical Manual for Organisations That Want to Achieve Results

Who would find this resource useful? Anyone working in the non-profit sector -- non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other civil society organisations (CSOs) -- and the donors which fund them   An organisation might use this resource when…. Wishing to observe more accurately what you are achieving through your ef­forts and…
Created: 2014-10-07
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Staff Appraisal Template and Notes

Who would find this resource useful? An organisation that wants to implement a simple staff appraisal system. An organisation might use this resource when…. wanting to implement a staff appraisal system. The purpose of Appraisal is: To ensure that staff are carrying out their duties to the standard required To ensure…
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Better Evaluation

Who would find this resource useful? Anyone looking to learn more about, and find practical guidance, monitoring and evaluation approaches for conservation and development projects. An organisation might use this tool when... Planning and designing monitoring and evaluation activities. How can this resource help? BetterEvaluation guides you through the rapidly expanding…
Created: 2013-11-06 Language: EN
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Guidelines for Preparing a Design and Monitoring Framework

Who would find this resource useful? Program and project team leaders, team members, consultants implementing development projects An organisation might use this resource when…. Wants to undergo a rigorous planning process to work with stakeholders to understand the complexity of issues, determine appropriate objectives, and select the most suitable strategy…
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Project Cycle Management

Who would find this resource useful? Project leaders and their teams who have responsibility for planning and implementing projects. An organisation might use this resource when…. At any stage during the life cycle of a project from identification, design, implementation and evaluation and celebrating success. How can this resource help?…
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Making Connections: Theory of Change for Planning and Evaluation

Who would find this resource useful? Voluntary or community sector organisations. An organisation might use this resource when…. …wanting to bring about change – whether at an individual, organisation, community or policy level. How can this resource help? This guide is an introduction to the ‘theory of change’ approach to…
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Practical Guide to Theory Development

Who would find this resource useful? Planners and evaluators who are going to facilitate a process for creating a theory of change with community-based programs and community change initiatives. Experienced facilitators will be able to quickly learn and apply the method as described in this guide. An organisation might use…
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Conservation Project Manual

Who would find this resource useful? Conservation project leaders and their teams who have responsibility for planning and implementing projects, especially non-specialists who have received no formal training in project planning. An organisation might use this resource when…. At any stage during the life cycle of small to medium-scale conservation…
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