Impact Assessment

The Monitoring and Evaluation Handbook for Business Environment Reform, IFC/GTZ/DFID 2008

    The purpose of this Handbook is to strengthen awareness about M&E, engage interest in M&E, and to clarify what it entails, specifically for BEE practitioners. It gives the following "top ten tips":

    1. Keep it simple and 'fit to project'

    2. Monitoring and evaluation is not an add-on at the end - start early and build monitoring and evaluation into the project from the beginning

    3. Negotiate between stakeholders to decide what to monitor and evaluate

    4. Indicators should be objective, verifiable and clearly understood by all stakeholders

    5. Identify a specific data collection for activities, outputs, outcomes and impact

    6. Undertake a baseline and, if possible, establish a control group at the start of the intervention

    7. Record information in sufficient detail to illustrate accountability and provide for future evaluations

    8. Check that results can be directly linked to the intervention and acknowledge where other factors may have an influence

    9. The process is only complete once the lessons have been put to use

    10. Don't keep it a secret! All stakeholders needs to be kept aware of the results of monitoring and evaluation

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