Counting People Reached – Navigating direct, indirect and double counting

Sep 9, 2016

beneficiary-counting-pp

With the increased attention to performance accountability, there has understandably been much focus on the measurement of impact indicators and higher level results. However, one should not underestimate the importance of and challenges for measuring basic output-level indicators, such as people reached by services (AKA “beneficiaries”). This blog will examine this, focusing on the challenges presented by direct, indirect and double counting. It will conclude that there is no universal “recipe” for accurately counting people reached, but approaches can be adapted according to organizational and operational context.Continue Reading

Why A Book On M&E Training?

Mar 1, 2016

Book Cover

When people learn that I co-authored a book with Brad Cousins on monitoring and valuation (M&E) training, I am typically asked two related and understandable questions: What’s it about and why did we write it? Thus, that is the topic of my first blog. Continue Reading