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A critical reflection on the use of planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning (PMEL) tools.

TitleMonitoring civil society advocacy : a guide for the water sector
Publication TypeWorking Paper
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsJoyce, D, van der Laan, A, Hoitink, C, van Lieshout, R
Pagination22 p. : 14 fig.
Date Published12/2020
PublisherIRC / Watershed
Place PublishedThe Hague, the Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordscapacity action plans, capacity self-assessments, outcome harvesting, qualitative information systems, theories of change

This paper documents and critically reflects upon the planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning (PMEL) processes of the Watershed empowering citizens programme. The four primary tools used to monitor progress and learning were: theories of change (ToCs), capacity self-assessments (CSAs) and capacity action plans (CAPs), qualitative information system ladders (QIS) and outcome harvesting. The paper concludes with some key lessons learned and best practices.


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