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Tools & Approaches


Concerning surveys and data issues



Outcome/ Impact Studies:

  • Outcome or Impact Studies give a comprehensive overview over the main outputs, outcomes,impacts, sustainability etc. of an activity or working area.


  • They combine all information from several sources, usually mixed method surveys, stakeholder interviews and project monitoring information.


  • The findings are presented in a visualized way and summarized in a brief report. (Read more...)



Mixed Methods Surveys:

  • Mixed Method Surveys combine the strengths of quantitative and qualitative methods, by using a mid-sized sampling


  • They include numbers, ratings and narratives (e.g. opinions, descriptions of processes etc.)


  • Usually for one study several surveys are combined and various types of stakeholders are interviewed by using customized questionnaires (Read more...)



Functional MS Excel data-collection & processing tools:

  • Mixed Method Surveys as described above do in most cases not require complicated statistical programs, but can be implemented completely by using MS Excel.


  • Also other tools as Training Evaluation Questionnaires can be completely carried out in MS Excel and include the following features:

    • guidelines how to use the Tool

    • print-out sheet (remark: needs to fit on a single page)

    • data-entry sheets

    • data-base

    • analysis sheets (quantitative & qualitative)

    • report format, including charts


Efficient Stakeholder Interview processes and formats:

  • The developed methodology allows to customize guide-questions for each interviewee in an efficient and systematic manner

  • Interviews are recorded in a detail manner

  • Very large amounts of recorded information can be summarized and analysed in an efficient and systematic way.

Concerning monitoring systems



Result Model:

  • Results Models are the basis of a Result-Oriented Monitoring System by defining the main activities including their outputs, outcomes and inter-linkages.


  • The Results Model shows the structure of the project/program and the system boundaries / attribution gap.


  • Thereby it also enables to localize and confirm the indicators within the logical structure of the intervention


  • All information needs of the monitoring system are identified through the Results Model


 Indicator & Monitoring Matrix:

  • All indicators and further key information needs for the monitoring system are listed in the Indicator & Monitoring Matrix


  • All required Data Collection Tools, including responsibilities, timing, sampling and further technical details are specified


  • Data Collection Tools are designed on this basis



Planning and Reporting Format:

  • Developed planning formats enable meaningful planning by not only naming activities, but also specifying their outputs and outcomes in a brief but clear manner


  • The way responsibilities are recorded enables filtering and therefore easy use by all project staff


  • Formatting of planned timeline enables follow-up in an easy and visualized way


  • Later reporting can easily be built into the planning format and facilitate efficient project management


 Training/Event Evaluation Tool:

  • A more detailed (4 page) and a brief (1 page) Training/Event Evaluation questionnaires are available


  • The Tool does not only consist of the questionnaire but can include all further features as described under the section “functional MS Excel data-collection & processing tools”



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