Evaluation 2017: From Learning to Action

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(43) Outcome Mapping: an actor-centered and learning-oriented approach to planning, monitoring and evaluation

Session Number: 43
Track: Professional Development Workshops
Session Type: Professional Development Workshops
Workshop Lead Presenter: Jeph Mathias [Independent Consultant - Independent consultant]
Time: Nov 08, 2017 (08:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Room: Thurgood Salon South

Theme: Learning About Evaluation Use and Users
Audience Level: Intermediate
Learning Outcomes (PD Workshops): • The key steps and terms of OM and how they are used for planning/design, monitoring and evaluation.
• How organizations have used OM to plan/design, monitor and evaluation, in conjunction with logic models.
• How Outcome Mapping can used to promote learning within an initiative (team), an organization, among partners, and how it can promote action from that learning.
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Session Abstract (150 words): 

For over 10 years, Outcome Mapping (OM) has been used as a participatory design, monitoring and evaluation tool that captures the contribution an initiative makes to change in social actors. It is designed to enable evaluative thinking, learning and reflective practice, promote critical assessment of changes in diverse systems players and their relationships, provide nuanced stories of achievement and thus create a platform for empowerment, validation and capacity building of those involved in the evaluation. This workshop will review the key theoretical underpinnings as well as the practical steps of OM, and explore how OM is used for robust monitoring and internal evaluation systems (particularly those with developmental evaluation approach) and as a framework for external evaluations.  Participants will complete several group work exercises as well as engage in debate on the usefulness of OM for M&E, especially for learning and adaptive management.  We will also look at how Outcome Mapping provides a learning-centered approach to complement other approaches and tools such as the logic model.

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