Monitoring and evaluation methodology l.jpg
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 30

MONITORING AND EVALUATION METHODOLOGY PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 631 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

MONITORING AND EVALUATION METHODOLOGY. KEVIN P O’KELLY. Draft Report. Introduction Definitions Social Inclusion as a European Issue OMC NAPs Scope of MSI Project Why Mainstreaming?. Draft Report. Poverty, Social Inclusion and Public Policy Participative Methodology

Download Presentation

MONITORING AND EVALUATION METHODOLOGY

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


MONITORING AND EVALUATION METHODOLOGY

KEVIN P O’KELLY


Draft Report

  • Introduction

    • Definitions

  • Social Inclusion as a European Issue

    • OMC

    • NAPs

    • Scope of MSI Project

  • Why Mainstreaming?


Draft Report

  • Poverty, Social Inclusion and Public Policy

  • Participative Methodology

  • Monitoring and Evaluation


Monitoring and Evaluation

Structure of the chapter:

  • Define ‘Monitoring;’ and ‘Evaluation’

  • Theory of Evaluation

  • Designing an evaluation scheme (research design)

  • Indicators

  • Evaluating MSI


MONITORING

Monitoring or Process Evaluation:

  • Carried out during implementation

  • How, Why and under what conditions?

  • What happens during implementation?

  • Is implementation in line with original design?


Evaluation

Types of Evaluation

  • Impact or summative

  • Outcome

  • Variation

  • Counterfactual


What is Evaluation?

A systematic assessment of the operation and/or the outcomes of a programme or policy, compared to a set of explicit or implicit standards, as a means of contributing to the improvement of the programme or policy (C H Weiss, 1998)


What is Evaluation?

UK Treasury Green Book


What is Evaluation?

F

FEEDBACK


ACTORS

  • Political / Policy level

  • Administration / Management

  • Service providers

  • Target Groups / Recipients


Design of Evaluation

Evaluation Questions

  • Does the policy work?

  • Why does it work?

  • Why (how) should policies work?

    (Robert Walker – June 2004)


1

2

4

6

7

What worked?

Infrastructure for evaluation

Has the policy worked?

Is there a problem?

What policy would work?

POLICY

5

3

Is this policy working?

Will this

policy

work?

Can we make this work?


Evaluation Questions

  • Factual

  • Behavioural

  • Attitudinal

  • Knowledge


Design of Evaluation

Twelve Steps

  • Advisory Committee

    • Resources

  • Selection of evaluators

  • Key questions

  • Methodology

  • How to collect data

  • Questionnaire / interview guidelines


Design of Evaluation

  • Target sample

  • Field work

  • Analysis

  • Meta-analysis

  • Write up findings

  • Publication / dissemination


Policy Indicators

  • Social Policy Committee (Laeken) indicators

    • Low incomes households

    • Long-term unemployed

    • Low education levels

    • Health status

  • ‘In-work’ poor


Policy Indicators

  • EAPN Indicators

    • Employment

    • Income levels

    • Housing

    • Health

    • Education

  • Participation and identity

    • Definition


Policy Indicators

Participation and Identity - ADefinition:

The percentage share of the population with an income below 60% of the median (national poverty level) that are members of or connected with:

(a range of social, community and cultural activities)


Evaluating MSI

  • Mainstreaming is a process

  • Political commitment

  • Involve ALL key stakeholders

  • Realistic expectations


Evaluating MSI

Design issues:

  • What target groups?

  • What outcomes?

  • Quality of data

  • Comparison of small and large units

  • Collection of data at point of delivery (local level)

  • Challenge of ‘Silo’ policies


Evaluating MSI

  • Access to data

  • What level of governance is mainstreaming implemented?

  • Political environment / decision-making

  • Structures

  • Link between governance roles

  • Culture

  • Different criteria for success


MSI Question

Does Mainstreaming of Social Inclusion have an impact on the policy process and outcomes? If so, can it be measured?

  • European level: NAPs/incl. & OMC

  • Implementation level of NAPs/incl.


Stephen Donnelly Paper

  • Mainstreaming issues

    • Any measurement of mainstreaming will effectively be a measurement of qualitative processes … the ultimate purpose of mainstreaming is to produce measurable poverty reduction outcomes.

    • A key challenge in attempting to determine how far poverty reduction activities are mainstreamed centres on the subjectivity of any measurement tools that are put in place


Stephen Donnelly Paper

Measuring ‘Mainstreaming’ is subjective!

How to define:

  • Political will /leadership

  • Partnership

  • Ownership

  • Cross-departmental working?


Stephen Donnelly Paper

  • ‘Positive action’ initiatives are NOT mainstreaming

  • However, mainstreaming doesn’t preclude ‘positive action’

  • ‘Poverty Proofing’


Stephen Donnelly Paper

A number of elements which are fundamental to mainstreaming:

  • Leadership

  • Structures

  • Capacity and skills

  • Community participation and

    engagement

  • Research and evaluation

Why Mainstreaming?


Stephen Donnelly Paper

Draft Measurement Framework:

  • Political Leadership and sponsorship

  • Executive leadership and strategies

  • Capacity

  • Structures

  • Data, research and evaluation

  • Community engagement and participation


Stephen Donnelly Paper

Poses the question: is

social auditing / theory of change

an alternative to Mainstreaming?


Measuring Mainstreaming

  • Qualitative?

  • Quantitative?

  • Combination?


EVALUATION TYPOLOGY II FOR MAINSTREAMING SOCIAL INCLUSION

CONTEXT (EU; National; Regional; Local // Economic; Demographic; Social; Cultural; etc.)

Mainstreaming

Social Inclusion

Features

Process

Outcomes

  • Cross-cutting

  • Policy development

  • Participation

  • Monitoring and evaluation

  • Political commitment

  • Inputs (resources)

  • Organisation of resources

  • Outputs

  • Indicators

Definition

EVALUATION QUESTIONS

(Robert Walker)

  • What worked?

  • How did it work?

  • Has the policy worked?

  • How did it (not) work?

  • Is this policy working?

  • How is it working?

  • Is there a problem?

  • What is the problem?

  • What policy would work?

  • How would it work?

  • Will this policy work?

  • How will it (not) work?

  • Can we make this policy work?

  • How can we make it work?

  • REQUIRMENTS FOR

  • EVALUATION

  • Clear Policy Objectives

  • Clear ‘Theory of Change’

  • Clear Evaluation Objectives

  • KEY QUESTIONS EVALUATION OF MSI:

  • What would be good evaluation questions on the process of mainstreaming (Mst.)?

  • Can we build a scenario for an evaluation framework to a) identify & b) measure the impact of Mst.?

  • Do we have the tools to analysis the process and measure the impact? If ‘no’, how do we get the tools?

  • Can we identify evaluation processes of Mst. in the different Member States?

  • Why Mst? Is it better?

Revised Research Question

  • EVIDENCE

  • Case studies by

  • Theme

  • Country

  • Governance level

  • Meta-analysis (JIMs, JIRs)

  • Theory of change

  • Scale of features

  • Interviews with key actors

SCENARIOS OF EVALUATION FRAMEWORK

e.g. Is Mts. a process / tool or a policy?

No counterfactual


  • Login