Evidence of Change Approach to M&E
Here is a framework for the evidence of change approach, which is about defining, as a team, the specific changes the program hopes to influence within the implementation period and jointly reflecting on a regular basis on whether those changes are taking place in order to enhance program implementation. It is a learning approach to monitoring and evaluation that requires front line staff to cite concrete examples of where change is occurring both positive and negative so that the team can reflect on how much this change is due to the program compared to other influences and in order that they can agree on how their own actions can be strengthened to promote positive change or limit negative change.
In order for agro-dealer projects to effectively measure the performance of interventions, they must periodically measure the performance of individual agro-dealers, and thus the performance of the agro-dealer network as a whole. This sample of an overview and analysis of agro-dealers is taken from CARE’s ADAPT project in Zambia.
The Agro-Dealer Categorization Matrix helps assess 11 different metrics as poor, average, good or excellent.