Module 2: Linking Analysis and Strategy to Monitoring and Evaluation
In many FCV settings, there is a temptation to privilege intuition- rather than evidence-based investments. This is due in part to serious data deficits, but also a lack of awareness of the many drivers and effects of fragility, conflict and violence. A review of good practice highlights the importance of better connecting analysis, strategy and programming together with more robust monitoring and evaluation. This means articulating strategic and operational metrics and thinking in new and innovative ways about how best to measure change.
A central objective of the Pilot Toolkit is to help users improve results-based programming in environments affected by fragility, conflict, and violence. This requires appropriate metrics at different steps of the development planning process—from analysis to strategy to operations to monitoring and evaluation. This module considers the linkages between analysis and strategy and indicator selection in FCV settings. It draws attention to how indicators fit in the project and strategy development cycle, from identifying sources of fragility to monitoring and evaluating progress on strategic objectives and project-level outcomes. It also provides some further considerations when developing M&E systems in FCV environments.
Included in this Module:
- Linking FCV Analysis, Strategy, and Programming
- Relationship between FCV Assessment, Strategy, Program/Project Design, and Indicator Selection
- Strategic-Level Indicators to Match FCV Drivers
- Operational Indicators to Match FCV Drivers
- Standard Methods and Lessons in Designing Monitoring and Evaluation