Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) Project Evaluations
We believe that complex governance-related challenges are best addressed when local actors take the lead, taking learning-centered, iterative, and adaptive approaches to address those challenges. Evaluation and learning – to gather information about how the context is changing and how the approach being taken is working out, in order to inform adaptations to that approach – are powerful tools in this endeavour, helping both to enhance effectiveness and generate lessons for application within and beyond the project. As the evaluation and learning partner for GPSA we are taking a rigorous yet flexible approach to ensure we effectively provide the levels of support and coordination needed to complete the projects MEL objectives successfully.
Our goal is to develop and implement a flexible, rigorous and tailored MERL plan for each project that will both secure the information needed to answer GPSA’s evaluation questions, spark learning and actionable insights and build relevant evaluation capacity amongst participating stakeholders.
The GPSA funded projects that Global Integrity is evaluating are:
Evaluation and learning are powerful tools to address complex challenges as they are a way to gather information about how the context is changing and to what extent the approach being taken is working or not. As GPSA’s evaluation and learning partner, we are implementing a Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning (MERL) framework for each individual project to:
- Answer GPSA’s key evaluation questions prioritizing conducting a causal analysis to establish the links between medium and long term results, and GPSA Theory of Action
- Generate learning and knowledge about what has been achieved
- Generate relevant information to strengthen GPSA’s MERL approach and systems
- Build evaluation and learning capacity amongst participating stakeholders