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Source: by Goele Scheers, Ricardo Wilson-Grau

Summary: An interactive session with three exercises to present essential concepts of Outcome Mapping so that global action network leaders, donors and consultants can asses whether they could use OM in their own work.

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Learning about the effects of development education programmes: Towards a learning centred monitoring and evaluation practice

Source: Posted by Jan Van Ongevalle, Benedicte Fonteneau on

Summary: This paper reports on the results of an action research project (2010-2013) in which ten Belgian organisations who implement development education programmes explored different planning, monitoring, and evaluation (PME) approaches with the aim of learning more effectively about their results. PME approaches piloted included outcome mapping, most significant change, scoring tools and survey instruments.

The paper will provide you with the following:
- A review of the literature related to PME of development education programs.
- Tools to help you clarify an actor focused theory of change (as a sound basis for developing a monitoring system).
- Various strategies and tools for data collection and data analysis
- Various strategies that may help you learn from the monitoring data.
- Lessons learned by different organisations experimenting with various PME methods in their development education programmes.

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By: Simon Hearn, Heidi Schaeffer, Jan Van Ongevalle

Summary: The Outcome Mapping Learning Community is an informal group of over a thousand members from around the world. It acts largely as a dynamic platform for sharing knowledge and experiences relating to Outcome Mapping, a methodology for planning, monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes developed by the International Development Research Centre. Members come together to solve problems, to showcase and trade their discoveries and good practices, and to support one another in applying Outcome Mapping.
In order to capture, record and disseminate the knowledge shared through the community, a practice of summarising and synthesising discussions has emerged. This book is a product of that practice and is designed to be a reference and a summary of how OM is evolving and being adapted and applied around the world.
The knowledge and experience presented here broadly fits around four strands which carry through the various discussions and topics:
1- Application: Applying OM in the most efficient and effective way;
2- Adaptation: Adapting OM to fit the purpose and making sure it is appropriate for the users;
3- Contextualisation: Ensuring OM is sensitive to the local geopolitical, socioeconomic and thematic context;
4- Communication: Best practices for communicating OM to partners, donors, colleagues and peers.
This book is divided into two sections:

  • The first section is a series of syntheses which pick up the lessons from the discussions and presents them by topic: OM steps, OM in specific sectors, complimentary tools and approaches, communicating and advocating for OM and complexity and OM.
  • The second section is a collection of twenty discussion summaries, representing a year's worth of knowledge shared among community members. Please note this is provided for reference and is not intended to be read from cover to cover.

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A Complementary Approach to Developing Progress Markers

Source: by Julius Nyangaga, Heidi Schaeffer

Summary: How do you develop your outcome mapping progress markers? Or what guides you in developing related indicators?
This paper is based on the analysis of 32 sets of progress markers from 13 different Outcome mapping projects in Africa; Latin America; South and South-East Asia and Canada. We welcome feedback to further help in understanding and applying this aspect of the OM methodology.

The corresponding webinar is available at:

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Making the intentional design more practical

Source: by VVOB - Jan Van Ongevalle, Robert, Mqaphelisi Sibanda

Summary: Categorising progress markers and realigning strategy maps.
Teacher Education and Child Vulnerability Programme (2008-2013) – VVOB Zimbabwe.

This document illustrates some revision of initial progress markers and how to make them more practical.

It relates as well to an application of outcome mapping in the field of education.

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In addition to the "Making the intentional design more practical", here enclosed are the key documents posted on the community website about the case related to educational environment.

(see the "OI-Net outcome mapping architecture" (deliverable D6.3).

Remark the document  default  OM example - VVOB - Making the intentional design more practical  is also included in the present zip file.

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Outcome mapping is a project progress measurement system that was designed by the grant-making organisation International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

This manual is an introduction to the theory and concepts of Outcome Mapping and as a guide to conducting an Outcome Mapping workshop.
Section 1 presents the theory underpinning Outcome Mapping — its purpose and uses, as well as how it differs from other approaches to monitoring and evaluation in the development field, such as logic models.
Section 2 presents an overview of the workshop approach to Outcome Mapping — including the steps of the workshop, as well as how to select participants and facilitators.
Sections 3, 4, and 5 outline each of the stages of an Outcome Mapping workshop, suggest a process that can be followed by the facilitator, and provide examples of the finished "products".