Evaluation & Focus on Effects
MISEREOR uses the funds available to it responsibly, economically and efficiently, and regularly accounts to the individual and public donors providing it with the money.
The effectiveness of support
MISEREOR projects are designed to help enable poor people improve their living conditions and initiate processes of social and political transformation. The changes brought about by the project work must be monitored, regardless of whether they are expected or unexpected. MISEREOR therefore enables its target groups and partners to assess, evaluate and report on these project effects.
This outcome and impact assessment provides project actors with the basis on which to intervene and steer processes, and generates lessons learned that can be utilised in future projects. At the same time, it is also important that both we ourselves and our partners document outcomes and impacts for purposes of external accountability.
MISEREOR funded projects: Commissioning evaluations locally
This short film presents the benefits of project evaluations and why partners organisations should consider commissioning them locally. It introduces examples and various partners’ experiences with such local evaluations.
Effects in development cooperation
What does MISEREOR understand by ‘effects’ in development cooperation, and how can effects, outcomes and impacts be assessed? The film seeks to explore these questions on the basis of practical examples of project work at the grassroots.
Methods of outcome and impact assessment
How can MISEREOR’s partner organisations ensure that the people with whom they work are actively involved in the monitoring and evaluation of their projects? Complementing the film on ‘effects’, this film shows and explains methods of participatory outcome and impact assessment in development projects.
Policy papers and information documents
Guidelines and forms relating to evaluations commissioned by partners
Evaluation reports covering different sectors
Outcome and impact assessment: straight-forward practical solutions
The examples presented here show simple and straightforward instruments of outcome and impact assessment which were developed by MISEREOR partners in their respective project contexts. They may serve other organisations as suggestions and encouragement to find their own appropriate solutions to observing and assessing the effects of their work.
Monitoring effects in the Achocalla Region
The Pastoral Social Outreach Project of CARITAS in La Paz, Bolivia
Who is the social-pastoral team, and how does it work? How does the project team go about performing monitoring effects? Read more (PDF)
Validating the results of monitoring effects with target groups
The social-pastoral team in the parish of Pasorapa, Bolivia
What does the social-pastoral team do? Read more (PDF)