5. Achieving Transformation
What you might see
Community and partners viewing shared measurement and learning as an integral part of how their community operates;
Partners have aligned their resources, strategy and evaluation to the shared outcomes of the collaborative initiative;
The shared agenda in full implementation and guides data collection across all partners;
Decisions being made using data drawn from a reliable MEL framework. Partners are adapting learning processes to make improvements;
- Data (qualitative and quantitative) is used to inform innovations often developed through co-design and participatory processes.
What you can do
Refresh the Theory of Change with new insights and data;
Evaluate co-design initiatives; pilots and other initiatives developed by the collaboration;
- Evaluate the health of the collaboration. Include a question about the sustainability, viability and whether the initiative needs to pivot, adapt or stop;
Conduct an evaluation of the impact of the shared agenda by considering the degree to which:
- it reflects and represents all elements of the community
- its impacts have been worthwhile
- Conduct a longitudinal analysis of the initiative, including looking at the culture of learning; collaboration health; community narrative; population level outcomes;
- Continue building the skills, knowledge and resources within the backbone and partner organisations to set up and implement contextually appropriate monitoring, evaluation and learning.