Journal article

Baselines and monitoring: More than a means to measure the end

LM Kelly, C Reid

Evaluation Journal of Australasia | Published : 2020


Monitoring is largely ignored in its capacity to provide a distinct contribution to evaluation. It is often thought of as a process of collecting data to feed into an evaluation, rather than for its own powerful transformative potential. Evaluation is considered a mechanism for producing findings that enable learning, improvement and decision-making; but what if monitoring could produce these same outcomes with, in some cases, greater alignment to quality characteristics of utility, timeliness, feasibility, propriety, accuracy, completeness and monitoring accountability? This article examines the utilisation and value of monitoring through a case study of a government funded 12-month rural h..

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