Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact: A call for change

We want to begin a conversation to collectively seek more dignified and meaningful ways of ensuring services provided in the community are both accountable to their funders and reflective of the needs of those who access them.

In particular, we wish to draw attention to the issue of community data burden  and the increasing need for simple and dignified data collection.

Our monitoring-evaluation-and-impact-position-statement-jan-2016 (PDF) seeks to further a conversation on these issues and proposes a call to action.

The call to action is relevant to a range of stakeholders involved in the monitoring and evaluation of services provided in the community. We recognise it is a challenging area but as a member-led organisation we have a responsibility to represent the experiences of our members. This call to action asks for a solution-focused conversation with funders and commissioners based on an agreement or ‘concordat’ through which all those concerned seek to recognise and reduce community data burden.

The position statement has been formed through consultation with 68 community organisations.

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To find out more about this position statement and our work to support organisations with their monitoring and evaluation get in touch with Alison Marino on alison@bhcommunityworks.org.uk or 01273 234827

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