Our learning-oriented evaluation approach starts with using existing information systems and assisting organisations in adjusting monitoring systems so that they are leaner, result-based and serve the needs of multiple stakeholders. In addition, we organise participatory data collection processes and apply appropriate tools to capture meaningful information from the field and existing documentation to gather complete facts (Exploration). This is followed by a thorough phase of data analysis and interpretation that culminates in a joint Sense-Making of findings (Reflection/Explanation). Subsequently we facilitate an inclusive process of drawing conclusions and developing recommendations since we believe that the more people reflect on improving their practices and results the more likely it is that they will act on the recommendations (Conceptualisation).
Finally, we recognise that translating the lessons into policy and programmatic changes is not enough for engagement and change. Therefore, in cooperation with you we work out practical action plans to put the lessons from the evaluation into practice through capacity development measures and /or concrete suggestions for structural change (Engagement/Testing).
Only when actual change in the design, management or implementation of interventions takes place, do we consider your learning cycle to be complete.