SDP and monitoring and evaluation

Authored by: Jutta Engelhardt

Routledge Handbook of Sport for Development and Peace

Print publication date:  September  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138210486
eBook ISBN: 9781315455174
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This article is about the techniques of monitoring, the art of evaluating and the frustrating fact that most practitioners and decision-makers could not care less whether monitoring data exists. Projects and programmes are still conceptualized without taking lessons already learnt into account, while public money is still invested in prevention programmes and campaigns which elsewhere proved ineffective. The question of programme relevance, efficiency and impact is generally only asked in a final evaluation rather than in the concept phase, and little money and attention are spent on monitoring during the implementation of the programme.

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