M&E Toolkits, How To’s and Guidance

Monitoring and Evaluation in the media and communications development space has come a long way in the past decade.  We’ve compiled here a guide to some of the most helpful readings, toolkits and best practice how-to guides for those seeking to improve how they monitor and evaluate media and communications development programs.

General Media M&E

 “Measuring the impact of new-media tools”, Strategic communication management, 11(3), 2007.

M&E in Media Development

Berger, G. and Matras, C. “Criteria and Indicators for Quality Journalism Training Institutions & Identifying Potential Centres of Excellence in Journalism Training in Africa”, UNESCO, 2007. Available at: http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=24847&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

Mainali, R. et. al. “Community Radio Performance Assessment System”, CRSC / NEFEJ, 2009. Available at: http://www.nefej.org/pdf/crpa_book.pdf

“Measuring Change: Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation in Media and Development Cooperation”, Catholic Media Council 3rd Symposium Forum Media and Development, 27-28 September 2007. Available at: http://www.cameco.org/files/measuring_change_1.pdf

“Media development indicators: a framework for assessing media development”, UNESCO, 2008. Available at: http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=26032&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

“Monitoring and Indicators of Communication for Development”, DANIDA, 2007. Available at: http://www.danidadevforum.um.dk/NR/rdonlyres/EC4B438C-071E-4971-B1B9-A0F9A0C235D6/0/Monitoringandindatorsofcommuniaton.pdf

Mosher, A. “Good, But How Good? Monitoring and Evaluation of Media Assistance Projects”, Report to the Center for International Media Assistance, 25 June 2009. Available at: http://cima.ned.org/reports/monitoring-and-evaluation-report.html

Panneerselvan, A. S. and Nair, L. “Spheres of Influence”, PANOS South Asia. Available at: http://www.panossouthasia.org/pdf/Spheres%20of%20influence%20final%20pdf.pdf

Valcke, P. et. al. “Independent Study on Indicators for Media Pluralism in the Member States – Towards a Risk-Based Approach”, European Commission Directorate-General Information Society and Media Report, July 2009. Available at: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/media_taskforce/pluralism/study/index_en.htm

Participatory M&E

Estrella, M. (ed.) “Learning from Change: Issues and experiences in participatory monitoring and evaluation”, Intermediate Technology Publications, 2000. Available at: http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-9404-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html

Estrella, M. and Gaventa, J. “Who counts reality? Participatory monitoring and evaluation: a literature review”, IDS Working Paper 70, 1998. Available at: http://www.ntd.co.uk/idsbookshop/details.asp?id=421

 “Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation: Learning from Change”, IDS Policy Briefing, Issue 12, November 1998. Available at: http://www.ids.ac.uk/index.cfm?objectid=01D512C5-5056-8171-7BA528050E140ED9

Sartorius, R. “Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Systems: Improving the Performance of Poverty Reduction Programs and Building Capacity of Local Partners”. Available at: http://www.rrojasdatabank.info/wpover/06Rolf-Latest.pdf

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