A) Metrics-Based Evaluation

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So, with the Full 1-2-3 Method, you have a choice between metrics-based or theory-based evaluation.

The metrics-based approach to evaluation is above all focused on measuring and quantifying outputs/ outcomes and is heavily focused on hard data: the number of vaccinations given, the percentage of patients cured, the pass rates of secondary school pupils over a three-year period.

It is often associated with accountability approaches, with the demands of external funders and with the logical framework. That may be why it does not explicitly encourage participation by beneficiaries or stakeholders in the M&E process, although it does not rule out their involvement in data collection.

So, if you’re thinking of adopting a metrics-based approach to the 1-2-3 Method, you will proceed as per the Table Below:

Metrics Based Evaluation
Step 1:
Logical Framework (for hard & soft data)
Step 2:
Data Collection
Various quantitative data collection & analysis techniques (e.g. surveys, random control trials, project records)
Step 3:
Data Checking

Various qualitative data checking & triangulation techniques (e.g. interviews, participant observation, document analysis, case studies)

Where to next?

Click here to proceed to step 1 (Data Collection) of the Full 1-2-3 Method.

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