17 August 2006

Monitoring and Evaluation

An excellent introduction to monitoring and evaluation has been released by the World Bank:


Monitoring and Evaluation Report

This is a useful resource for anyone considering monitoring and evaluation approaches, tools and strategies as part of their HIA (or broader work). The booklet covers performance indicators, the logical framework approach, theory surveys, rapid appraisal methods, participatory methods, public expenditure tracking surveys, cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis, and impact evaluation. Each has a section to itself that covers what each is, what each is used for, advantages, disadvantages, costs, skills and time required, and links to other websites and resources. Using the booklet would certainly help people to quickly and concisely scope the most appropriate approach to the monitoring and evaluation stage of their HIA (the least well covered stage in the HIA guidance literature).