Working with communities, we are all looking to make a difference to the lives of those we work with. But how do we know it? How can we prove it? On whose terms? And at whose expense?
Monitoring and evaluation can be a source of both confusion and contention for organisations, practitioners, and funders or commissioners. At Hot Chocolate, we believe that it doesn’t have to be this way, and suggest that rethinking M&E can make for better work as well as better reports.
How might we:
Change the way we think about reporting and outcomes?
Keep those we are working with at the centre of our evaluation?
Bridge the gap between qualitative and quantitative?
Ensure our values and practice shape our evaluation? (Not the other way round…)
In this course you will:
Explore the current context and challenges around monitoring and evaluation
Learn from theory, and from each other’s contexts
Be challenged and inspired to combine evaluation and practice in fresh ways
Find more and better ways of evidencing what we know and finding out what we don’t
Share and develop new ideas for change.