Do you have a challenge in monitoring complex projects ?

Struggling with useful outcome monitoring ? – then see  USAID 2013 discussion note on complexity-aware monitoring (  it introduces 5 approaches that help us address three blind spots of classical performance monitoring (logframe-type approaches based on predicted linear causal pathways): 1) broader range of outcomes associated with the system; 2) contributions beyond the intervention; 3) non-linear contribution pathways. The five approaches highlighted are:

1. Sentinel Indicators

2. Stakeholder Feedback

3. Process Monitoring of Impacts

4. Most Significant Change

5. Outcome Harvesting

A Most Significant Change training workshop will be held in Amsterdam, 1-2 October

The Most Significant Change (MSC) technique is a participatory monitoring & evaluation technique ideally suited to providing qualitative information on project /programme impact.  MSC focuses both staff and stakeholders on impact rather than counting numbers and reporting on outputs/inputs.  MSC also supports data capture of unexpected outcomes and is an excellent tool for fostering organisational learning and programme improvement. It is well suited to capture impact in complex social change situations.

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