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Monitoring & Evaluation of Livingwell. Workshop at Annual Conference. Workshop Structure. Part 1: Presentation GHK and this study Challenges facing us Two possible approaches The one we used Part 2: Group Discussion. Who are GHK? What are we doing?. GHK: Employee-owned research firm

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Monitoring evaluation of livingwell

Monitoring & Evaluation of Livingwell

Workshop at Annual Conference


Workshop structure
Workshop Structure

Part 1: Presentation

  • GHK and this study

  • Challenges facing us

  • Two possible approaches

  • The one we used

    Part 2: Group Discussion


Who are ghk what are we doing
Who are GHK? What are we doing?

  • GHK:

    • Employee-owned research firm

    • Multi-disciplinary: work in most policy areas

    • Specialism in evaluation

    • Local

  • Livingwell Project:

    • WMRA

    • Quarterly monitoring

    • Ongoing evaluation

    • Of projects, but at regional level


Inherent challenges
Inherent Challenges

  • All the usual evaluation challenges, plus…

  • Diversity of projects:

    • £

    • target groups

    • desired outcomes

    • interventions

    • contexts

    • capacity at project level

  • The need to ‘add it up’ to regional level:

    • Inputs (£) are easy…outputs more problematic…outcomes the real challenge


One possible response our approach
One Possible Response & Our Approach

  • Possible Response:

    • Decide what a wellbeing is

    • Give projects a tool to measure it

    • Advantage: can add this up easily (compare approaches??)

    • Disadvantage: ignores complexity / reality

  • Our Approach:

    • From the ‘project up’ (not ‘programme down’)

    • Based on individual project plans

    • Guidance and support to projects’ self-evaluation

    • Backed by some external evaluation


Basis of approach theories of change
Basis of Approach: Theories of Change

Rationale for intervention

(problem / opportunity – and most appropriate response - identified)

Inputs

(what you have)

Impact

(wider societal change)

Outcomes

(the effect this has)

Activities

(what you do)

Do this for each project, then add-up each element ...


Applying this model
Applying this Model

  • Project M&E plans:

    • Project-level theory of change

    • Specific quarterly / annual indicators

    • Common tools for common outcomes, e.g. Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale

    • Common outcomes at ‘theme’ level

    • But – not a blanket approach (e.g. adults with learning difficulties / low project capacity)

  • Where does this leave us?

    • Allows aggregation, but retains flexibility

    • Makes our job more complex, but more like the real world!


Final reflections
Final Reflections

  • Needs different skills:

    • More collaborative

    • More facilitative

    • Understand constraints facing practitioners

  • Requires a balance between:

    • Adding things up (quantitative)

    • Explaining and learning (qualitative)

  • Overall, a sound approach - given challenges outlined at start


Thank you for listening

Thank-you for Listening

Questions & Group Discussion