Hi @all Community members!
I came across this article and thought it might spark an interesting discussion.
This is from the Stanford Social Innovation Review: https://ssir.org/articles/entry/ten_reasons_not_to_measure_impact_and_what_to_do_instead
At the bottom it talks about the 10 reasons not to measure impact. What do you think?
Reasons #2 & #3 sparked some reflection for me. If the program design and/or implementation is not ready it not possible to measure impact in a useful way. In other words, do you have a clear idea about your theory of change? Do you know how the design of your program is going to work in your community? Are you able to properly measure the implementation of your theory of change?
Designing your Theory of Change is a component of the Planning for M&E course we offer. Have you taken the course? Have you found the tools useful?
Thanks a lot. I think this will be quite helpful