Outcome Harvesting --- a tool for identifying and understanding results in complex circumstances
Session Number: 615
Track: Collaborative, Participatory & Empowerment Evaluation
Session Type: Demonstration
Presenter 1: Ricardo Wilson-Grau [Ricardo Wilson-Grau Consultoria em Gestão Empresarial Ltda]
Time: Oct 16, 2014 (03:00 PM - 04:30 PM)
Outcome Harvesting is a utilisation-focused, highly participatory tool that enables evaluators, grant makers, and managers to identify, formulate, verify, and make sense of outcomes they have influenced when relationships of cause-effect are unknown. Unlike some evaluation methods, Outcome Harvesting does not measure progress towards predetermined outcomes or objectives, but rather collects evidence of what has been achieved, and works backward to determine whether and how the project or intervention contributed to the change. In this demonstration, you will understand the essential principles of Outcome Harvesting and be able to decide when and if it could be useful in your work. I will demonstrate the iterative six steps, including two short exercises, of the Outcome Harvesting process: 1. Design the harvest 2. Review documentation and draft outcomes 3. Engage with informants 4. Substantiate 5. Analyse and interpret the findings 6. Support use of findings
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