Monitoring and evaluation: Let’s get crystal clear on the difference

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I often see the terms monitoring and evaluation used in the same breath, and have heard many comment that M&E is usually much more M than E.

It seems to me that the lack of a clear distinction between the two means that evaluation is getting shortchanged.

So, what is the difference?

Monitoring and evaluation

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No baseline? A few tips

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No baseline? Not ideal, but there are ways around it. A few tips …

The first places I go are (a) the people who were around early on when the program or policy was launched and (b) the documentation that got it approved and funded.

Somewhere in there you will find “why we needed this”

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Evaluation blogs, tweets, podcasts, social media – and some new webinars to check out!

Dr. Jane Davidson

Is anyone else amazed at how the evaluation landscape has changed this year?

There are always some changes in *what* pops up content-wise, but the thing that strikes me this year is *how* we are able to access the content.

Blogs, tweets, podcasts, and social networking

There is a pretty good line-up of evaluation blogs

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Genuine Evaluation at AEA 2012

Hope to catch up with old and new friends at AEA 2012. Here are some of the places we will be, starting bright and early at 8am on Thursday.

Thursday, Oct 25, 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM 103 E Ignite Your Data and Data Collection Methods: Ignite Presentations on Better Data and Best Practices -Patricia

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Interview with the President! A new podcast from Genuine Evaluation

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This week we hinted on twitter that we’d have a high-profile guest to interview.

Today, Jane Davidson interviews the President! [Sorry, folks; we couldn’t resist playing with this in the run-up to the US elections! We debated it and agreed before we started the interview, of course. ]

Yes, it’s Professor Rodney Hopson, president of

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