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?
Read the whole post –> Monitoring and evaluation: Let’s get crystal clear on the difference
Jane Davidson interviews Drs. Tererai Trent, Mary Crave, & Kerry Zaleski about their forthcoming AEA workshop: Reality Counts: Participatory methods for engaging vulnerable and under-represented persons in monitoring and evaluation. The approach and methods go beyond funder-driven indicators and focus on “whose reality counts” – capturing community and participant values to help define what a “valuable outcome” or a “good solution” would look like in their reality.
Read the whole post –> Reality Counts: Hot new AEA workshop on participatory M&E with vulnerable populations