Chapter 5: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Impact Assessment

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) continues to advance learning and quality improvement efforts for the YEO field. M&E experiences highlighted at the 2012 GYEOC show how the sector is moving toward a deeper and more nuanced understanding of how (and when) impact and process evaluation can contribute to better programs. Participants also discussed how best to align questions, methods, and tools to produce rich and informative information. They also shared new tools. The Technology Spotlight of the 2012 GYEOC shined bright on the M&E sector with multiple examples of how stakeholders in the field integrate technology into all aspects of M&E in order to reduce costs and turnaround time.