Data management and impact evaluation for development programmes
Making sense of data can be challenging. An effective monitoring and evaluation system will simplify your operations and equip you to evaluate impact.
The Firdale Consulting team specialises in data systems, data cleaning, data analytics and evaluation solutions that empower non-profits, foundations and impact investors to manage their programme, quantify impact and tell powerful stories.
Firdale Consulting is a team of Economists, Health and Development professionals that specialise in data management and monitoring and evaluation for impact investors (foundations and corporates), non-profits and research organisations. We work with clients to establish change pathways, write code to routinely clean data, leverage existing data for analysis, and empower them with technology to monitor and evaluate impact.
The Firdale Consulting team has experience designing and programming surveys, writing code to routinely clean data in M&E systems, designing and building dashboards, conducting complex qualitative and quantitative evaluations and conducting economic health research published in leading academic journals.
We work across a number of sectors including education, community development, employment, early childhood development and public health. We have worked in a variety of developing countries.
This guide outlines the requirements for a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system for non-profits, donors and government agencies. Developing such a system can be undertaken in a seven-step process:
1) understanding the needs and constraints,
2) developing the conceptual tools,
3) collecting and cleaning data,
4) designing the system,
5) automating reports and developing a dashboard,
6) identifying roles and assigning responsibilities, and
While this guide is comprehensive it is not intended as an M&E handbook and expert advice should be sought when implementing M&E solutions.
Indicators are an important part of quantifying your impact and conducting effective monitoring and evaluation. The SMART framework is a useful way to identify quality indicators. It stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant...