Planning & Evaluation Tools

Ideally, you should start thinking about M&E as soon as you have your idea for your project. You can then build it in at the conceptualisation, implementation and evaluation stages.

But how do you design a project in a way that takes account of future M&E needs. Some of the key planning tools are now explored:

The Problem Tree

Change Pathway

Outcome Mapping

The Logical Framework

Theory of Change


DFID (2018), Planning an Evaluation
UNDP (2009), Handbook on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluating for Development Results
Oxford School of Geography (2014), A Step by Step Guide to M&E

Click here to return to the top of the page and here to go on to look at a planning tool, the problem tree.