THEORY OF CHANGE
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A THEORY OF CHANGE APPROACH In the previous blog,  we talked about how project managers identify the purpose and scope of M&E. We outlined one of the steps in this stage, which is the Log Frame. Today we will discuss another key step, understanding the Theory of change. Mostly abbreviated as ToC, the Theory of…

M &E FRAMEWORKS
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In our blog today we will venture into the first step of creating a successful M&E system which is identifying the purpose and scope of the M&E system. This step answers “why do we need M&E and how comprehensive should it be?” It serves as a reference point for the M&E system, guiding key decisions…

LET’S TALK M&E episode2
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  In the last post we introduced you to M&E. Today we continue to talk more about monitoring and evaluation. To catch up click on the link…don’t get left behind. http://www.considr.in/blog/ Let’s start with reminding ourselves about what evaluation is: It is assessing a completed project or a project phase that has been completed.  The United…

LETS TALK M&E
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WHAT IS MONITORING AND EVALUATION? Are you considering M&E for your organization? Before investing in M&E, we would like to review the basics of M&E for beginners. For the month of March 2018, we will review what M&E is and how M&E can be applied. This will guide organizations in establishing when and how to…

Data Revolution
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As we look back at the different types of global revolutions that have occurred: agrarian, industrial and digital revolutions, it is evident that they brought about significant changes that made life better in several aspects. The most recent revolution taking place is the data revolution that could not be possible without the digital revolution. The…

Gender Statistics
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Over the years, the world has been embracing statistics as a tool for development. What statistics does is that it gives facts and figures that aid in decision making. This has brought us into an era where decisions are not made blindly and policies being put in place, or revised, work better due to evidence-based…

Collaboration and Partnerships – A flexible approach
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Over the years, organizations have realized the importance of collaboration to actualize projects and meet objectives. With collaboration, different skills are brought on board, ensuring that there is an expert in each field, meaning that each deliverable is achieved at its best. In the development sector, collaboration brings out the best of projects, thus having…

Global Goals for Local Impact
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On 1st January 2016, the sustainable development goals (SDGs) officially rolled out and all governments were encouraged to take ownership and find ways of implementing them. The SDGs took over from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set in the year 2000 to be achieved by 2015. Over the period to 2015, it became clear that…

Baseline Surveys
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Baseline surveys are done before a project kicks off; to act as a benchmark for measuring project success or failure. Why baseline surveys are vital for any project: Pre-kickoff:Through the results from a baseline study, which is important during inception of any project preparation stage, a baseline survey serves as a benchmark for subsequent project…

Community Engagement
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An organization has just completed a well engineered water supply project, incorporating quality piping and taps with running water directly to the houses of over 400,000 inhabitants. All timelines met,guidelines adhered to and the team finally actualizing their goal; improved access to water. The organization had identified that women would often go to the river…