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JOINT SCOPE OF WORK
Pact’s two new EUTF projects (SEEK and RASMI) is interested to ensure qualitative data and analysis elements to the project MERL framework and wants to initiate Outcome Mapping and Harvesting to generate more robust and verifiable insights into expected project results. The two projects are particularly interested in capturing “behavior writ large” (such as actions, relationships, policies, practices) of one or more social actors influenced by an intervention. For example, a religious leader making a proclamation that is unprecedented and considered to be important; a change in the behavior between organizations or between communities; changes in regulations, formal laws or cultural norms. Unlike some M&E approaches, Outcome Mapping and Harvesting does not measure progress towards predetermined objectives or outcomes, but rather, collects evidence of what has changed and, then, working backwards, determines whether and how an intervention contributed to these changes. The outcome(s) can be positive or negative, intended or unintended, direct or indirect, but the connection between the intervention and the outcomes must be plausible. Information is collected or “harvested” using a range of methods to yield evidence-based answers to useful, actionable questions (“harvesting questions”). This work is to be carried out jointly, with the Project Team, the CD/ MERL M&E Advisor, MERL officer and a short term international consultant.
This work will include the following:
The Project Leadership will:
It is anticipated that work will begin on or about February 15, 2017 and be completed no later than April 16, 2018.
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