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We assist NGOs and social businesses in setting up comprehensive M&E frameworks and have broad experience in conducting baselines, mid-term and final evaluations for different organisations in various sectors, countries and languages. We also have a soft spot for impact orientation and love to carry out impact studies. We particularly advocate the use of program theory/theory of change as a conceptual framework for assessing project processes and outcomes. Our evaluation support can be done remotely or on site, as required.
We therefore support you in evaluating and optimising your interventions in all stages of your program’s life cycle: (a) the planning stage, (b) the implementation stage and (c) the outcome stage.
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We are also happy to help you clarify your evaluation goals, assist you with designing an evaluation plan, draft or review Terms of References, or simply provide general guidance on methodological designs and evaluation tools.
Please refer to the reference section for our evaluation experience with different organisations, countries and languages.
we may conduct this type of evaluation before the implementation of a project with the purpose to develop a sound project rationale and plan and assess whether the planned measures can actually achieve the desired outcomes. Some of our evaluation approaches may include needs assessment/formative research, pilot-testing/benchmarking and logic models/program theory.
Baselines and monitoring frameworks:
We may assist you with a baseline study at the beginning of a project (e.g. design of questionnaires, data collection, analysis and baseline reporting). We also help you to set up a comprehensive monitoring framework and develop quantitative and qualitative indicators for measuring change. We also guide you through the operationalization of these plans.
We may conduct this type of evaluation during the initial implementation stage of the project with the purpose to provide timely information on implementation problems and resources in order to stabilise the project. A process evaluation may also take place later on in a project’s lifecycle in order to holistically assess the implementation process and assess the quality of services provided. Some of our evaluation approaches may include theory-driven process evaluation, developmental evaluation, empowerment evaluation or action research.
Outcome and impact evaluation:
What difference has the project or program really made? We particularly like to apply theory-driven outcome evaluation approaches, where we work closely with stakeholder groups to set out our understanding of the theory of change of their program. This describes the process through which change occurs and how change happens. Those involved “tell the story” of how the intervention affects them. We then draw and assess the different pathways of change
We charge a fixed daily rate for our evaluation services. This usually depends on the scope of the work, but most our evaluation studies may take on average between 10 and 30 working days.