Well…this is the first of what may become a long list of rambling thoughts about monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of international aid.  I’m a consultant that works with a range of NGO, corporate and bilateral organisations to improve M&E.  I travel to many parts of the world for much of the year.  My aim is to blog issues, ideas, challenges and solutions that I encounter in my travels.

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The 'theory of change' approach

For a long time, I’ve been using the phrase ‘theory of change’ to express the idea that a project is essentially a social experiment, and that M&E is about testing the hypotheses implicit in the social experiment.  Recently I was challenged to succinctly elaborate what I thought embodied the ‘theory of change’ approach.  The following […]