Great M&E Resource Now Available on MLE and K4Health Website
Everything we do in global health requires monitoring and evaluation (M&E). There is no way to understand your successes and failures without some degree of M&E. In June 2012, the Measurement, Learning & Evaluation (MLE) Project for the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative and MEASURE Evaluation came together to create a M&E toolkit for people working in health programs. The Measuring Success Toolkit is a collection of important resources selected by M&E experts that provides guidance on how to use data to plan health programs and to measure their success through M&E efforts. New resources are added to the toolkit quarterly to keep the most recent and relevant information available to health program planners and implementers worldwide.
The Measuring Success Toolkit just had an upgrade that integrates seamlessly with the MLE website and also makes it available to K4Health website users, in turn expanding its reach to a broader family planning/reproductive health audience. In addition to the improved look and feel, the toolkit has added over 40 new resources making a total of about 160 resources along with explanatory text throughout the toolkit sections that provides context and guidance on the various toolkit pages. The toolkit is divided into seven sections:
- What M&E Can Answer
- Data Sources
- Study Designs for Evaluation
- Sharing and Using Data
- Learn More
These sections are set out to answer questions and find solutions that those planning, monitoring and evaluating programs encounter. Along with the main sections, the toolkit can be organized by health topic: General Health, HIV and TB, Malaria, Maternal and Child Health, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Reproductive Health/Family Planning, and Water and Sanitation.
The Measuring Success Toolkit is a great resource for program planning and implementing resources. Its ease of use and plethora of information is useful to anyone working in the public health sector.
To suggest resources or to request the toolkit in CD-ROM, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're looking for more information on how to use the new toolkit, visit the Toolkit Video Tutorial for step-by-step guidance.