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What is Participatory M & E?. Part of participatory approach to development Stakeholders / beneficiaries are subjects, not objects of evaluation Strong emphasis on learning. Key challenges of PME? . Ensuring participants / beneficiaries are meaningfully involved

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What is participatory m e
What is Participatory M & E?

  • Part of participatory approach to development

  • Stakeholders / beneficiaries are subjects, not objects of evaluation

  • Strong emphasis on learning


Key challenges of pme
Key challenges of PME?

  • Ensuring participants / beneficiaries are meaningfully involved

  • Ensuring that their time and effort are worth it


Main advantages of pme
Main advantages of PME?

  • Capacity development – better experiential learning

  • Social capital – stronger ownership & commitment

  • Improved management, better results, higher quality


Challenges
Challenges ?

Business as usual,

after pro forma commitment

to participatory M & E


Challenges1
Challenges ?

Insufficient budgets, time & planning for participatory

M & E activities


Challenges2
Challenges ?

Insufficient incentives

for participants


Challenges3
Challenges ?

Too much faith in numeric indicators, without complementary

qualitative data


Challenges4
Challenges ?

Lack of trust, confidence & familiarity with PME approaches


Challenges5
Challenges ?

Vague commitments with unclear responsibilities, schedules

and objectives


Challenges6
Challenges ?

PME strategies that are

too detailed, not very

realistic or practical


What works
What works ?

Ensuring necessary commitments, resources, preparation and skills


What works1
What works ?

Tailoring PME approaches to match each situation and culture.


What works2
What works ?

Using PME results

systematically and effectively


What works3
What works ?

Allowing participants to chose the focus of their monitoring activities, based on their priorities


What works4
What works ?

Ensuring real benefits & incentives for participants, stakeholders, managers


Conclusions
Conclusions

In most organisations, PME will require changes in culture.

It also requires changes in behaviour and attitudes

among stakeholders.


Conclusions1
Conclusions

Moving towards PME is part

of becoming genuine

“learning organisations”



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