But it can be well worth the effort to link data
Value of linking: Gives insight into data by adding additional context Maximizes use of data Promotes opportunities to leverage efforts and minimize duplication of effort
M&E and GIS Programs don’t exist in vacuum People may be touched by multiple programs or influenced by the world around them Strengthen M&E by using that fact.
M&E is evolving Limitations of experimental design Growth of district based evaluation platforms
M&E and GIS Geography as basis for evaluation Multiple programs that can influence outcome Link data to better understand program and outcomes Spatial analysis techniques can help with deriving outcomes measures
By linking data from multiple stakeholders it was possible to see patterns that were not observed without linking Important to note that there may be legitimate reasons why there were no services in Kuria – map doesn’t provide all the answers just points in a direction for further study.
Key points Evaluation is evolving Using geography (and GIS) to link data can strengthen M&E Many barriers to linking data Technical barriers may be easy to overcome, non-technical barriers may be more challenging Any questions?