FMFI

FIRST MILE FIRST INCH EVALUATION

Next steps

Shorter and Longer term

  • To plan and implement the evaluation CM to forward funding proposal to IDRC
  • To develop capacities in evaluation in your project/organisation. Essential to create awareness of OM for intentional desin with other partners on evaluation
  • To document share & innovate on approaches to evaluate ICT4D. To contribute to dissemination and learning

Uses

  • Inform project 2 (Adel)
  • Strengthen implementation in that project
  • Strengthen usefulness of new approaches/validate out comes

Users

  • Meraka
  • IDRC
  • Project 2
  • Other networking projects
  • Other technical projects with social outcomes

Evaluation Question

To what extent did the capacity of individual partners grow in FMFI

Methodologies

  1. OM outputs – desk research, interviews
  2. MSC

Rationale

  1. Behaviour changes in the use of social research
  2. MSC – to validate OM

Buzz Group – OM
1) General aspects that you find appealing:

  • Common vocabulary
  • Allows project to describe success/failure and unintended consequences
  • Strong visioning

2) General aspects you find challenging or that are not yet clear:

  • Only observational, not quantitative
  • Analytical skills to use data
  • Workload

3) Pressing questions or comments in relation to if / how the approach may be practically applied in your project context:

  • Use on best supplement with quantitative measures – How to link evaluation questions to OM

Buzz Group – MSC

1) General aspects that you find appealing:

  • Grounded
  • Seeking the unexpected
  • Non-evaluators can connect and select

2) General aspects you find challenging or that are not yet clear:

  • Consensus building on which stories

3) Pressing questions or comments in relation to if / how the approach may be practically applied in your project context:

  • Connecting this to the other methodologies
  • What is the entry framework to these methodologies

Buzz Group – GEM
1) General aspects that you find appealing:

  • Presents gender analysis through the use of ICTs

2) General aspects you find challenging or that are not yet clear:

  • Too quantitative
  • Accident not design
  • Need same capacity building around gender evaluation

3) Pressing questions or comments in relation to if / how the approach may be practically applied in your project context:

  • How to retrofit GEM into a FMFI plan
  • GEM had a natural bias that we are trying to implement in a development context

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