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Participatory Monitoring And Evaluation

Participatory monitoring and evaluation (PME) is an approach to performance review in which stakeholders in an intervention (local citizens, policy makers, funding agencies, and nongovernmental organizations) work together to decide how to assess progress, conduct data collection and analysis, and take action on their findings. Participatory monitoring is mainly concerned with short-term performance assessment of outputs and outcomes; participatory evaluation is primarily focused on longer term outcomes and impacts. Both activities encourage mutual learning and knowledge production by stakeholders and adjustment of the design or operations of the intervention in light of what is learned.

The purpose of participatory monitoring and evaluation may be transformative in respect to its focus on seeking to give voice, knowledge, and justice to marginalized social groups. More often, PME has ...

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