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This article is taken from the June 1999 Phatlalatsa newsletter

 

A user-friendly M&E guide for Rand Water

One of the key challenges facing those of us involved in applied research is to share the lessons of our experience with others. S&T has been commissioned to produce an accessible guide to both monitoring and evaluation.

Linda Meulman heads the Community Based project unit within Rand Water. She has been developing programme and project management tools for her staff. We have been commissioned to complete the monitoring and evaluation sections. The end product must be simple and easy-to-use, as it is aimed at practitioners.

To produce a guide to monitoring and evaluation that is accessible and reliable, S&T staff will have to identify, analyse and critique current literature in both fields. This will be supplemented by examples of good practice. Entire American journals are devoted to programme evaluation, and a massive body of other published material on the subject also exists. Sifting through these sources for high quality material will be a slow process, but invaluable for us.

The project will take some three months to complete.

 

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