Filtered by: Evaluations <Back to previous page Accountability in providing food aidA pilot project in Zimbabwe C16 Measuring progressConsider what the signs of progress will be for various different activities planned. How can you measure whether there has been any progress? If you… C22 Looking back evaluating However much a group has managed to achieve, there will always be many more things that can be done. Sometimes a group will be very successful in… Creating positive changeWe want to see communities and individuals transformed and flourishing. But how can we help bring this about? What will it look like? And how can we assess whether or not we are making progress towards this goal? Establishing and measuring indicatorsIndicators An indicator provides evidence or signs which show that change has taken place. Good indicators should be clear and understandable to everyone involved. Indicators can either measure or count results, or can use words to describe how people feel about changes. Daily egg production, tree growth, number of girls attending school – are all examples of indicators. Footsteps and its readersJust as the survey has provided us with a fascinating picture of you, our readers, many of you have asked for more information about Footsteps and Tear Fund! These few pages give an introduction to Footsteps and to what our readers think of it. Getting the most out of a surveyA survey is a great way to capture a large amount of data. Unfortunately, surveys are often not as effective as they could be because of poorly worded questions. Health services for rich and poorby Dr Apolos B Landa. In our societies, healthcare often becomes a commodity. The rich few can afford good healthcare while the vast majority of people do not have the means to pay – they have no access to healthcare as a basic human right. Is it possible to make healthcare more equal? How do you use Footsteps1. Passing on the information Radio Radio stations such as FEBA in Mozambique, Radio Lumiere in Haiti, HCJB in Equador and HRVC in Honduras use ideas from Footsteps as part of their broadcasts. How to get genuine feedbackIt is vital to get honest feedback from the people who are benefiting from our projects. This helps us to know what is working well and what needs to be changed. Keeping a good recordThinking in advance about how to collect and store data can save us much frustration and many hours’ work afterwards. Looking back at our steps1985 First issue of Footsteps to Health produced by the Editor, Joy Poppé. 1,000 copies printed and sent to Tearfund partners around the world. A further seven issues edited by Joy before she leaves to work in Nepal. Myanmar Baptist ConventionEvaluating their impact The Myanmar Baptist Convention was formed in 1865 and is the largest Christian organisation in Myanmar. It works with 16 regional language conventions around the country. Project Evaluationby Lorna Campbell. Footsteps 11 looked at project monitoring and record keeping. This emphasized the importance of having an information system both to remind yourself and to let others know what is going on in a project. One important use of the information kept in monitoring records is to evaluate the performance of a project. What do these two processes mean? Successful SWOTSWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. It is a way of looking at organisations, programmes or projects. A SWOT exercise can help to provide new ideas about your work by identifying factors that influence it, both now and in the future. This exercise often works best in a mixed group with people from different areas and levels inside and outside the organisation. The Bead GameA useful evaluation tool It is difficult to collect data to evaluate HIV/AIDS education programmes. Working with people who have low levels of literacy is particularly challenging, because written questionnaires cannot be used and people are hesitant to reply honestly in oral interviews. The Development Gameby Ron and Karen Stoufer The impact of FootstepsTo help us discover more about how Footsteps is used, a survey form was sent out with Issue 47 to 1 in 20 readers, selected at random. We have analysed the first 180 survey forms. Using Mapping in Ethiopiaby Peter Cormack.