Jes Hejböll Larsen & Mads Österbye:
Learning to Measure
Integrating Learning into the Monitoring & Evaluation Practice of Development Projects
Master's Thesis, Aalborg University, Denmark, October 2009
About contradictions in the implemention of development projects:
Theoretic rhetoric emphasise bottom-up, learning and
whereas practice tends toward top-down reporting demands,tighter control, and conditionalities.
Esther Mebrahtu: Putting Policy into Practice
Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation in Ethiopia, INTRAC, UK 2004
most inspiring research of
eight international NGOs' attempts to live up to own ideals . The book
is about myth and realities, theory and practice.
Marisol Estrella et al. (eds.): Learning from Change
Issues and experiences in participatory monitoring and evaluation,
Intermediate Technology Publications, London 2000
Reader full of ideas and descriptions of
different methods and techniques.
author argues that Impact
denote "lasting, significant changes", and not the relatively
uninteresting immediate effects or "outputs" of a given project.
Karen McAllister & Ronnie Vernoy: Action
A thorough and "handy" working paper from the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Systematic "Reflection" is seen as vital for M&E.
Read here: Action and Reflection see also link to IDRC/CRDI in Miscellaneous
"Logical Frameworks": Problems and Potentials
Unpublished Paper, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands 2000
Critical summary of advantages and especially disadvantages of using logframes for planning, monitoring, and evaluation in development work.
Read here: Logical Frameworks