Urban River Basin Enhancement Methods - Social Appraisal Tool: ProveIt! - Work Package 7

Walker, P. (2003) Urban River Basin Enhancement Methods - Social Appraisal Tool: ProveIt! - Work Package 7. Project Report. new economics foundation.

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Prove It! is about making evaluation simpler and more manageable so that it becomes part of the culture of an organization, not an add-on at the end of a project. This is particularly important where there is little resource set aside for measurement and evaluation. Evaluation guides and handbooks will tell you that for the evaluation of a project to be effective it needs to be planned before the project itself begins. Prove It! is no exception. This is important because in order to track the impact that your work has had, you first need to have a hypothesis, or theory about how the activities (the inputs) produce particular results (outputs) that in turn help to bring about a change (the outcomes). For example, a common hypothesis is that activities and resources employed to build a freshwater well (the inputs of a project) result in the provision of a clean source of water (an output of a project) which will lead to reduced incidence of water-borne diseases (an outcome). How this change comes about is what we call the “story” of the project. The first stage of developing any project is about understanding the “story” about how particular activities address an identified need and lead to a particular outcome. The first part of the Prove It! Toolkit involves a simple two-part exercise for project managers to use on their own or with project workers and key people involved in the project. Once you have completed this short exercise you will have a Project Storyboard against which the final evaluation can be compared. It will be especially useful for the retrospective Poster Session in the Toolkit that takes place at the end of the project.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: Floods > River management
Floods > Asset management
Projects > URBEM
Divisions: Floods
HR Wallingford Subject Areas > Projects > Projects
Depositing User: S Moxon
Date Deposited: 01 May 2020 10:23
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2021 08:29
URI: http://eprints.hrwallingford.com/id/eprint/1417

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