Monitoring & Evaluation

What happens during

Monitoring & Evaluation?

Monitoring & Evaluation focuses on checking if your programs and projects are working as intended and making adjustments as needed. This includes tasks like:

  • analyzing results,

  • reviewing projects,

  • updating plans, and

  • celebrating accomplishments.

 

This is meant to be a time of reflection and celebration, but also a time to think forward about the projects you might tackle next. By understanding what went well and what could be improved upon, you can make necessary adjustments and prepare for future projects.

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MONITORING YOUR PROGRESS

This fact sheet is an overview of the monitoring and evaluation process. It outlines why you need to monitor and evaluate community plans, what is the purpose of monitoring and evaluation, who is involved and how it benefits your planning projects and helps you achieve your community’s goals. 

USING LOGIC MODELS FOR PROGRAM EVALUATION

This fact sheet discusses what logic models are and how they can help you organize what you have done so far and evaluate whether you are meeting your goals.

ESTABLISHING BASELINES

This fact sheet explains how to establish a set of baseline data to use as an evaluation tool. Baseline data is an important part of evaluation as it gives you a ‘before picture’ of what you are measuring. 

UNDERSTANDING KPIs

This fact sheet explains what key performance indicators (KPIs) are, how they are used, and why they are helpful for evaluating any community planning process. The final goal of this guide is to provide a general understanding of this project management tool and its application in an Indigenous planning context.