Strengthening Health System Responses to Gender-based Violence in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

A resource package

Monitoring and Evaluating Health Sector Responses to GBV

The quality of life battery method

Overview of the technique

The Quality of Life Battery Method is a simple approach which using uses the metaphor of a full or empty battery to explore what quality of life means to beneficiaries and identifies changes which the program has had on different areas of their lives. The methodology was developed by Clodagh Byrne to support partners in assessing changes in the life of program beneficiaries, and to increase participation of clients in the planning and monitoring of interventions. The method was originally piloted by Cambodia HIV/AIDS Education and Care (CHEC).

Outcome mapping

Overview of the technique

The technique of outcome mapping focuses on measuring changes in the behavior of the people with whom given intervention works most closely. Examples for such changed behaviors can be enhanced collaboration mechanisms between health centers and crisis intervention centers or increased awareness of the different forms of violence amongst health personnel. The main difference between the logical framework approach and outcome mapping is that the first also looks at overall objectives (e.g.

Most significant change technique

Overview of the technique

The most significant change technique is a form of participatory monitoring and evaluation. It is participatory because many project stakeholders are involved both in deciding the sorts of change to be recorded and in analyzing the data. It is a form of monitoring because it occurs throughout the program cycle and provides information to help people manage the program.

Annex 1: Checklist for terms of reference for an evaluator

This checklist can be used as guideline for developing terms of reference for an evaluators or a team of evaluators. It should outline all important details of the evaluation, such as:

Indicators

In order to implement a logical framework approach, indicators are vital to help to determine whether the planned results have been achieved. Indicators should follow the logic of the intervention (outcomes, outputs). Further, they provide a specific, observable, and measurable benchmark to show the changes or progress a program is making toward achieving a specific outcome, e.g. reduction of cases of domestic violence. The choice of indicators will determine how data is collected, interpreted and reported on.

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Designing and implementing a monitoring and evaluation system

The monitoring and evaluation system – meaning the clarification of what should be monitored and evaluated, by whom, how and when – should be set up during the planning phase of the project cycle or at the latest in the beginning of implementation. A solid analysis of the problem and its context should be carried out as part of the strategy development and planning and can serve as a baseline for subsequent monitoring and evaluation.

Logical framework

Overview of the technique

The logical framework approach (LFA) is a management tool mainly used in the design, monitoring and evaluation of international development interventions. A logical framework brings together all key components of a project or a programme. Having all key components of projects or programmes in a systematic, concise and coherent way helps to clarify and demonstrate how interventions are expected to work. More specifically, it can help to link activities to different levels of results (objectives, outcomes, outputs).

Evaluation approaches

Many approaches to monitoring and evaluation are based on linear cause-effect models. Such models aim to logically connect a flow of inputs and activities to outputs and outcomes and to attribute change to an intervention. One of the most prominent linear models is the logical framework approach.

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