A Step By Step Guide to Monitoring and Evaluation
This resource is designed to help groups working on community led approaches to climate change and energy conduct their own Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). It aims to provide an accessible background to the principles of M&E, together with selected links to resources and approaches that may be useful for your group.
These resources were trialled at two workshops that took place in June 2013, and were attended by representatives from 25 different community groups working on energy and climate change. The workshops built on interviews with 10 community groups; a wider survey on M&E experiences and needs; and the authors own experiences of M&E through research and practical experience with and in community groups. The selection of resources below responds to an identified dearth of comparable evidence across low carbon/community energy movements. While the aim is to combine ease of use with the production of useful outcomes, the list of resources is by no means exhaustive, as resources and methods are constantly evolving.