We have added somwe new resources to our website:
Monitoring and evaluation on a shoestring
This practical new guide published by CES’ National Performance Programme is essential reading for organisations who want to develop their monitoring and evaluation without breaking the budget. Offering a simple but systematic approach, the guide is designed to be used by charities with limited budgets who want to improve their effectiveness and demonstrate the difference they make to people’s lives.
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Demonstrating the difference
This research, carried out by CES for the National Performance Programme, investigates how infrastructure organisations are approaching the challenge of demonstrating the difference they make.
The report explores the use of monitoring and evaluation tools in the sector; theoretical and practical difficulties with demonstrating difference; and suggestions from respondents on what would help them better demonstrate the difference they make.
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Making Connections: Using a Theory of Change to Develop Planning and Evaluation
Find out what the ‘theory of change’ approach to planning, monitoring and evaluation is, and how it can help you bring about change in your organisation or project.
If you know what you want to achieve but aren’t quite sure how to get there, our new guide Making Connections will introduce you to the model that can help you plan to bring about the important changes that your organisation or project aspires to. The guide is split into four key chapters that cover, an introduction to the theory of change model; how to use it; developing your own model; and how it can be linked to evaluating your projects and programmes.
This guide also comes with two added resources so you can see how a theory of change approach has helped others:
1. The TB Alert change story map
TB Alert worked with CES to find a structured way of achieving the long-term positive impact intended of their programme, which included reducing TB incidence and reducing cost to the NHS. Find out how a theory of change worked for them.
2. Case study: A theory of change for mental health advocacy
This case study describes how theory of change was used for evaluation in this programme providing mental health advocacy to Chinese users.
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