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Sleeping on our own mats : an introductory guide to community-based monitoring and evaluation

TOLEDANO, Josef
et al
October 2002

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Community-based monitoring and evaluation is a tool for building communities' capacity so that they can make their own choices about their development. A participatory approach which aims at community empowerment is essential to the sustainability of community development projects. The document outlines a monitoring and evaluation system (or 'how to') in five stages, from preparation to final re-appraisal. It also describes key operational tools and how to use them as training exercises. They include a 'signs of well-being' table, internal organisations chart, external organisation chart, activity monitoring table, meeting calendar and service provider agreement. It is intended for trainers, community workers and practitioners wishing to use monitoring and evaluation activities as a resource for capacity building and community empowerment

Monitoring and evaluating advocacy : a scoping study

CHAPMAN, Jennifer
WAMEYO, Amboka
January 2001

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This scoping study has attempted to identify and document how various agencies and institutions have approached the assessment of advocacy. It sets out a number of frameworks that look at similar issues from different perspectives and, instead of promoting one framework as the 'correct' one, allows the reader to pick and choose what elements are most useful to them. The work was limited in scale, and focused in particular upon the approaches of NGOs. The insights and ideas from this study will contribute to a three-year action research project to be undertaken by ActionAid and partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Enhancing the greater involvement of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS (GIPA) in sub-Saharan Africa. A UN response : how far have we gone?

JOINT UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME ON HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
2000

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This is a report on the UNV pilot project to support people living with HIV and AIDS. The inclusion of PLWHA in prevention, sensitisation and support activities is vital to the success of programmes and policies. The project aimed to ensure that the expertise of PLWHA contributed to decision-making, to strengthen the strategic planning and management of their organisations, to recognise the role of volunteers in the national response to HIV and AIDS. The report looks at all the phases of the project, from country selection, capacity building, training and monitoring and evaluation. The document also assesses the UN support to GIPA in South Africa

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