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
KEVIN P O’KELLY
Structure of the chapter:
Monitoring or Process Evaluation:
Types of 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)
UK Treasury Green Book
(Robert Walker – June 2004)
What worked?Infrastructure for evaluation
Has the policy worked?
Is there a problem?
What policy would work?
Is this policy working?
Can we make this work?
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)
Does Mainstreaming of Social Inclusion have an impact on the policy process and outcomes? If so, can it be measured?
Measuring ‘Mainstreaming’ is subjective!
How to define:
A number of elements which are fundamental to mainstreaming:
Draft Measurement Framework:
Poses the question: is
social auditing / theory of change
an alternative to Mainstreaming?
CONTEXT (EU; National; Regional; Local // Economic; Demographic; Social; Cultural; etc.)
Revised Research Question
SCENARIOS OF EVALUATION FRAMEWORK
e.g. Is Mts. a process / tool or a policy?