In 2022, under a USAID-funded Qualitative Monitoring and Evaluation Program Improvement Award (QPIA) small grant from IDEAL, CARE implemented a pilot qualitative monitoring activity to test the use of Most Significant Change (MSC), Outcome Mapping (OM), and Outcome Harvesting (OH) to monitor progress for RFSAs. This learning brief provides details on the pilot qualitative monitoring activity conducted by Hamzari summarizing the design and results. In addition, it provides lessons learned and recommendations for M&E and program staff, specifically focused on the effective use of monitoring activities to leverage outcome-focused, participatory methods.
This brief was made possible by a grant from the Implementer-Led Design, Evidence, Analysis and Learning (IDEAL) Activity. The IDEAL Small Grants Program is made possible by the generous support and contribution of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).