PARTICIPATORY MONITORING AND EVALUATION
Participatory evaluation enables stakeholders to actively define and address their issues, take ownership of findings, and facilitate their own follow-up actions. MetaMetrics integrates this methodology into program efforts through training, coaching, co-research, and follow-up sessions.
We start with workshops to enable participant-evaluators to refine and practice their skills in evaluation design, interview techniques, and data collection. After training, participant-evaluators conduct fieldwork alongside MetaMetrics staff. Workshops are then held to analyze findings, prepare conclusions, and roadmap program recommendations. In addition, MetaMetrics specialists return to the field periodically to support ongoing evaluation activities and data analysis, and to co-prepare annual reports with project and stakeholder staff.
MetaMetrics has designed and supported participatory monitoring and evaluation systems for USAID projects in Armenia, Georgia, India, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, and Ukraine.
This participatory evaluation project included an extensive training program. MetaMetrics President Leo Surla served as Chief of Party/Training Facilitator. Following the workshops, the 19-person team, which included municipal and national government officials and USAID staff, traveled to six cities to evaluate the effectiveness of local self-government programs.
MetaMetrics determined the extent to which the project has increased judicial transparency and accountability, promoted ethical behavior, reduced corruption, shifted public perceptions, and supported people’s access to justice.