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Designing Monitoring and Evaluation Approaches: An FOS How-To Guide

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Description: This “how-to” guidance document provides high-level guidance on designing monitoring and evaluation approaches for conservation projects and programs. It includes many concepts and terminology related to M&E design. We define M&E design as the approach a team takes to structure monitoring and/or evaluation – including sampling methods, use (or not) of controls and comparisons, timing of interventions, and timing of observations.

Full citation: Foundations of Success. 2017. Designing Monitoring and Evaluation Approaches under the Open Standards: How-To Guide. Foundations of Success, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

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  1. Lizz Frost Yocum
    Posted July 24, 2018 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    Great Manual!

    It is logical, practical and cuts through a lot of the vocabulary/technical semantics that can bog down discussions of M&E. It is really a pleasure to work with these materials.

    Noting this is a draft, I want to mention two TYPOs I saw:
    – in Table 1, there is a row about “Save the Hammerheads” that seems not to fit.
    – on Box 4, page 12, about more rigorous approach. The fourth bullet should say “high” risk not “low”.

    Thanks so much for all your good work.

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