Published February 2016.
New approaches are needed to monitor and evaluate health and social development. Existing strategies tend to require expensive, time-consuming analytical procedures. The growing emphasis on results-based programming has resulted in evaluation being conducted in order to demonstrate accountability and success, rather than how change takes place, what works and why. The tendency to monitor and evaluate using log frames and their variants closes policy makers’ and practitioners’ eyes to the sometimes unanticipated means by which change takes place.
This book illustrates the potential of interpretative methods to aid understanding and make a difference in real people’s lives. Through a focus on individual and community perspectives, and locally-grounded explanations, the methods explored in this book offer a potentially richer way of assessing the relationships between intent, action and change in health and social development in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Seeberg, J & Ray, T.K. (2016). Interpretation, context and time: An ethnographically inspired approach to strategy development for tuberculosis control in Odisha, India. In S. Bell & P. Aggleton (Eds.), Monitoring and Evaluation in Health and Social Development (1st ed.). Routlege.