Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E)

This section aims to provide an introduction to Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) together with suggested further reading, tools, advice and guidance on where to get support. This section aims to focus mainly on M&E in the Sport & Development context, and draws from experience and resources generated by other sectors where this can be applied to Sport & Development.
There are a dauntingly vast number of resources, tools and support materials available on Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) in the development and humanitarian response sectors. For the specific area of Sport & Development this is not necessarily the case.

The purpose of this section is twofold:
  • To provide an overview of the current priorities in M&E within the Sport & Development context;
  • To act as a gateway to the key resources and tools on M&E relevant to Sport & Development interventions.
This section therefore is not to be considered exhaustive in including all tools and resources available on M&E in Sport & Development interventions but rather as a starting point for further information and support regarding M&E in Sport & Development.

What is Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E)?

Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) is a crucial part of assessing the extent to which Sport & Development projects are making a difference. Click here for an introduction to M&E and to access further reading and resources...
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Why is M&E important?

Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) of sport-for-development interventions is of high priority. The relatively recent recognition of the use of sport as a tool in development requires thorough assessment of the value of sport in development and humanitarian disaster contexts... Read more

Glossary of Key Terms

The language used in M&E is specific and often highly technical. This glossary provides brief explanations of what these terms mean and suggestions on how they should be used...
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Creative M&E

Traditional methods of M&E may not always be able to show the full extent to which the objectives of a Sport & Development intervention were reached. Using creative or alternative methods of M&E can help to expose these results. Plus, it can be fun! Click here to find out more on Creative M&E...
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Where to get support

Find out more here on where to get further information on M&E and for organisations and networks specialising in M&E who can be contacted for further information and support...
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This section was developed in partnership with the Swiss Academy for Development (SAD)