Monitoring – Evaluation - Capitalisation Tomaž Strajnar - Blondi 6th Forum on Youth Programme and Adult Resources Obidos, Portugal, 18 - 22 March 2009
All roads are good for someone who does not know exactly where to go. Problems have no “ objective” existence. They exist for – and only for those – who perceive them as such. People and their managers are working sohard to be sure things are done right, thatthey hardly have time to decide if they aredoing the right things.” An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
“The test of success in education is not what a boy or girl knows after examination on leaving school, but what he or she is doing ten years later” Baden-Powell
Monitoring Monitoring is the regular observation and recording of activities taking place in a project or programme. It is a process of routinely gathering information on all aspects of the project. To monitor is to check on how project activities are progressing. It is observation; – systematic and purposeful observation.
Monitorig Analysing the situation • Determining whether the inputs are well utilized; • Identifying problems facing or project and finding solutions; • Ensuring all activities are carried out properly by the right people and in time; • Using lessons from one project experience on to another; and • Determining whether the way the project was planned is the most appropriate way of solving the problem at hand.
Evaluation Evaluation asks: are we doing the right things and are we doing things right? Evaluation can be defined as an independent, objective examination, conducted at a given moment, of the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability of the project in order to facilitate decision-making and draw lessons from past experience.
Capitalisation To capitalise is to make the experience shareable. Capitalisation will not necessarily make a judgement but will seek out what may serve as a lesson, what may be knowledge to be shared.