Complexity Aware Monitoring (CAM)

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This collection includes resources, links and videos on the topic of CAM, mostly from USAID publications. It also includes subfolders for each of the five approaches that USAID considers for implementing CAM.

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Better Evaluation MSC- Most Significant Change

The Most Significant Change (MSC) approach involves generating and analyzing personal accounts of change and deciding which of these accounts is the most significant – and why.
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MSC-(Most Significant change) Health in 4 countries

Using most significant change methodology to evaluate impact of a health innovation in Four Countries
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MSC-(Most Significant change) quick start guide

A self-help guide for implementing the Most Significant Change technique (MSC- Most significant change)
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MSC-(Most Significant change) manual

A manual for monitorying and evaluation (ME) staff and others at Equal Access
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The Most Significant Change(MSC) guide

This publication is aimed at organisations, community groups, students and academics who wish to use MSC to help monitor and evaluate their social change programs and projects, or to learn more about how it can be used.
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Better Evaluation Outcome Harvesting

Outcome Harvesting has proven to be especially useful in complex situations when it is not possible to define concretely most of what an intervention aims to achieve, or even, what specific actions will be taken over a multi-year period.
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Learning Lab Outcome Harvesting

Outcome Harvesting is one of five complexity-aware monitoring approaches promoted by USAID’s Complexity-Aware M&E Team. Outcome Harvesting works backwards to identify, describe and verify contribution to results, both expected and unexpected.
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Outcome Harvesting for OM Lab

Introduce you to the principles of Outcome Harvesting as a monitoring and evaluation tool for Outcome Mapping.
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Outcome Mapping Learning Community

Outcome Harvesting is a utilization-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.
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Outcome Mapping Master- class

Outcome Harvesting: a tool for identifying and understanding results in complex circumstances
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Outcome Harvesting Brief_Nov 2013

Outcome Harvesting is a method that enables evaluators, grant makers, and managers to identify, formulate, verify, and make sense of outcomes. The method was inspired by the definition of outcome as a change in the behavior, relationships, actions, activities, policies, or practices of an individual, group, community, organization, or institution
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Retrospective outcome harvesting

Generating robust insights about a global voluntary environmental network
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Interact Study Process Monitoring of Impacts

Proposal for a new approach to monitor the implementationof ‘Territorial Cooperation’ programmes
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Process Monitoring for impacts structural funds

A new approach to monitor the implementation of Structural Fund Programmes
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Process Monitoring Impacts

Keeping Track in Complicated and Complex Situations
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Results from a Meta-analysis of Sentinel Indicators in USAID-funded Projects

Sentinel Indicators which are Systems-Based Approach to Monitoring and Evaluation
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Stakeholder feedback Learning Lab screencast

Stakeholders feedback
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ADS 201 CAM discussion note reference

COMPLEXITY-AWARE MONITORING
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Briefing on USAID’s Discussion Note CAM

Briefing on USAID’s Discussion Note
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Complexity aware informed theory of change

The "complexity aware" theory of change approach can help managers develop appropriate strategies for interventions and focus their attention
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Discussion Paper Innovations in Monitoring and Evaluation

Countries are increasingly taking innovative approaches to monitor and evaluate the performance of public policies, programs and service delivery. There are a number of reasons why this is happening. On the one hand, M&E has to respond to the higher standards expected of it, and to the fast-changing environment. On the other hand, as technology moves forward, opportunities for innovation in M&E are opening up.
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How do these conceptions of complexity help us think and act video2

This is Part 2 of a three part series of video lectures conducted by USAID on complexity. This lecture focus on the question 'How do these conceptions of complexity help us think and act?' The lecture begins by looking at predictability and unpredictability in terrorism and civil wars then moves on to a range of tools that can be used for grappling with complexity.
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Learning LAB CAM ( Complexity Aware Monitoring) page

USAID’s Complexity-Aware M&E Team is championing five approaches to complexity-aware monitoring, which the Team is supporting through trials. The resources to your right are authored by industry leaders serving on the Complexity-Aware Monitoring Resource Panel as well as other experts.
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Six simple questions worksheet for CAM (Complexity Aware Monitoring)

Six Simple Questions to Identify Your Complexity-Aware Monitoring Need
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Synchronizing Monitoring with the Pace of Change in Complexity

Synchronizing monitoring with the pace of change is one of three key principles underlying complexity-aware monitoring.This principle emphasizes the importance of attending to the time dimension of strategies and projects, and in particular, their emergent or dynamic aspects.
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Systemic monitoring Attending to Interrelationships perspectives and Boundaries

Attending to interrelationships, multiple perspectives, and boundaries is one of three key principles underlying complexity-aware monitoring. This principle emphasizes the importance of using systems concepts when monitoring, regardless of whether the monitoring method is drawn from the systems field, or is a more traditional monitoring method.
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What are the implications opportunities for development practice video 3

his is Part 3 of a three part series of video lectures conducted by USAID on complexity. This lecture features Richard Tyson who focuses on the implications and opportunities for development practice that complexity poses with a specific look at designing for the complex development.
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What is a complex system and how is it different Video 1

This video presentation from Chris Wood, Michael Quinn Patton and Ben Ramalingam for USAID looks at complex systems and how they are different from the norm. The presentation begins by focusing on concepts and methods for exploring complex and adaptive systems and then moves on to the niche and implications of complexity and then finishes with a discussion of complexity and foreign aid.
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When performance monitoring stops working

This article illustrates how complexity-aware monitoring approaches overcome the three blind spots of performance monitoring.
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