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Most Significant Change materials that were given in a workshop which was organized by USAID MESP

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Agenda for Most Significant Change

AGENDA FOR MOST SIGNIFICANT CHANGE EVALUATORS WORKSHOP
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Most Significant Change Training Slides

Those MSC slides are divided into ;Session 1: Introductions,Session 2: Values Clarification,Session 3: Introduction to M&E of complexity and overview of MSC,Session 4: Development of the Evaluation Question,Session 5: Story Telling,Session 6: MSC Story Selection,Session 7: Inclusion-attention to the narratives of different stakeholders,Reflections on day and evaluation
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Most significant Change (MSC ) of COMPLEMENTARY VALIDATION OF STORY THROUGH INTERVIEWS

MSC Complementary Validation of Story through interviews
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Most significant Change (MSC ) - Story Telling format

MSC STORY TELLING FORMAT
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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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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) Health in 4 countries

Using most significant change methodology to evaluate impact of a health innovation in Four Countries
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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 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 - GEROS-UNICEF Global Evaluation Report Oversight System

Final Evaluation Report youth lead initiative :Most Significant Change ans lessons learned
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Most significant Change (MSC ) - One Village Partners

communities. Working in Sierra Leone, West Africa, we partner with local communities and assist them to 1) train, empower and mobilize leaders to design projects that address their community’s most pressing, self-identified needs, and 2) create new opportunities for women through economic empowerment and financial literacy training. We believe that by letting communities lead their own development, rather than telling them what they need, we foster dignity for all and support equitable and sustainable development.
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MSC evaluation for Neighborhood house-Morwell Neighborhood House

This is a consultation report for Morwell Neighbourhood House (MNH) on a small pilot study to assess the appropriateness of using the Most Significant Change (MSC) method of evaluation in a Neighbourhood House setting. As the quote above indicates it is often difficult for Neighbourhood Houses to show proof of the value and impact of the work they do for individuals and communities. In part this is because so much of their work is about relationship building and social connectedness, two elements that do not lend themselves easily to survey type evaluations. In a survey people may say the main reason they value a Neighbourhood House is because of social connection but what is that really telling us, what impact does it have in someone’s life? It was for this reason that MNH decided to pilot a MSC evaluation. Four men involved with activities and programs at the House were asked to participate.
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MSC Technique to evaluate Maternal Health Promotion _Indonesia

Maternal health promotion is a defined activity in the community integrated posts (Posyandu) in Indonesia. However, it is often neglected due to limited knowledge and skills of the community health workers (kader). We conducted health promotion training for the kader and village midwives in four villages in Cianjur district. This study describes the use of “most significant change” (MSC) technique to evaluate impact of health promotion to the beneficiaries and community at large. The MSC uses stories as raw data. Through interviews focused on perception of change, stories were collected from four pregnant women, eight kader and three village midwives. A Panel consisting of policy and programme managers and implementers read all the stories. The story by a pregnant woman who routinely attended Posyandu was selected as the story with most significant change. Her story highlighted changes in kader’s knowledge and communication of health messages and attitude towards pregnant women. She expressed these changes impacted community awareness about health and to seek help from kader.The MSC technique enabled stakeholders to view raw data and evaluate the impact of health promotion from the beneficiary’s perspective. At the same time, recipients of health promotion contributed to the decision process of evaluation through their stories. The different perspectives on the MSC reflected individual’s objectives of the health promotion. The application of this technique is limited in maternal health promotion programme in Indonesia, and none have been published in peer reviewed journals.
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MSC - Performance Story Report- Evaluation of Investment in Dugong and Marine Project

The Dugong and Marine Turtle Project is a stand-out success. As a major project attracting significant Australian Government funding, the outcomes achieved in the project have outstripped the original expectations. In terms of the key evaluation questions, a network of skilled Indigenous and non- Indigenous land and sea managers has been established across northern Australia. Where the project is operating, community based management planning is leading to more effective management of threats to species and habitats. Multiple lines of evidence from science and on-country interviews confirm changes in attitude, capacity and practice, including greater protection of habitat and self imposed spatial closures and limits on harvest.
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MSC - Project Evaluation Summary-Learning for Gender Integration-Uganda

LWR partnered with NAMUBUKA Grains Area Cooperative Enterprise (ACE), a registered apex organization, to reach 7,766 smallholders farmers in Uganda. The project aimed to address gender-based constraints that men and women farmers face as well as the broader issues of food insecurity and low income. The project targeted families to implement the Farming as a Family Business (FaaFb) model that focuses on training men on the benefits of allocating more land to their wives for family gardens, investing in improved inputs for their wives’ gardens and their own maize crops and supporting the marketing of their wives’ crops. In the FaaFb model, both husband and wife are also trained on the importance of developing the family budget together. Additionally, the project sought to strengthen NAMUBUKA’s institutional capacity to provide services to their members, including financial services, marketing, market information and technical support.
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MSC - SKYL_Support for Kosovo Young Leaders evaluation final

This report presents results of the final evaluation conducted for the ―Support for Kosovo‘s Young Leaders (SKYL)‖ program funded by USAID and implemented by Mercy Corps and three local NGO partners: Centar za Razvoj Zajednica (CRZ), Kosovo Center for International Cooperation (KCIC) and Mundësia, from October 2008 through November 2011
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MSC - YOUTHLEAD Initiative final evaluation

This report presents the findings of the end of programme evaluation of the YouthLEAD initiative, which took place between May 21st and August 31st 2015 in South Sudan. The evaluation focused on generating good practices and lessons learnt from the intended and unintended impacts of the programme, including an assessment of the extent to which planned objectives were met. It was intended to measure the nature of the change that has taken place in the lives of youth, and to determine its significance on their development, as well as to assess the effectiveness and sustainability of the services and structures initiated under this pilot programme.
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Using the ‘Most Significant Change’ (MSC) Technique to measure the intangible

A participatory monitoring and evaluation technique for collecting data on hard-to-measure qualitative indicators
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Participatory Video and Most Significant Change. Mountain View California and Oxford, U.K.: Insight Share

This toolkit has been developed to support you in planning and carrying out evaluations using Participatory Video with the Most Significant Change technique (PVMSC). This is a participatory approach to monitoring, evaluation and learning that amplifies the voices of participants and helps organisations to better understand and improve their programmes.
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Facilitation Guide for an Integrated Evaluation Methodology: PhotoVoice and Most Significant Change

The Facilitation Guide is for anyone who is interested in an evaluation technique that promotes and facilitates equitable discussion and analysis among different types of stakeholders, with a particular focus on project participants and implementer.
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MSC- DEVELOPING A PERFORMANCE STORY REPORT

The guide can be used in a range of contexts by evaluators and others who want to use participatory evaluation approaches to report on outcomes. Users may include consultants, government and non-government organisations, community groups, students, natural resource management organisations, industry bodies and academics. The guide will enable them to evaluate and report on program outcomes and continually improve their programs based on lessons learned through participatory evaluation approaches.
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MSC - GENDER IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF THE ASI SUNHARA INDIA PROJECT

he report presents an overview of the project. It also describes the objectives and methodology of the assessment. Section II of the report presents the findings from the assessment in relationship to indicators of women’s empowerment. Section III of the report examines the findings in relationship to the projects women’s empowerment hypothesis, with a specific focus on the implementation strategies identified by the project
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Study of the Most Significant Changes Contributing to Decreased Maternal Mortality in Select Ministry of Health Hospitals in the Dominican Republic

This report summarizes the findings of a study designed to answer the question: “Is it possible to significantly reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity-mortality if the major factors associated with these health problems are identified, and an action plan with the active participation of staff and community is developed and implemented.” The corollary question is: “In order to continue to decrease the number of deaths, what are the: 1) best practices that should continue; and 2) the challenges that must be addressed?” The current study uncovers the contributory factors to changes in health outcomes and best practices, as well as identifies factors contributing to continuing challenges. The current study builds upon insights gained from earlier research on maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity at both the health facility and community levels in the Dominican Republic.
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Introducing the Most Significant Change technique to support Leadership for Learning in Ghana

This report examines the introduction of the Most Significant Change (MSC) technique in the context of the Leadership for Learning (LfL) Ghana programme. Details of research conducted to-date and plans for future work are provided. It is anticipated that this will be the first of a number of papers describing the LfL Ghana MSC story.
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Using Most Significant Change Methodology to Evaluate Impact of a Health Innovation in Four Countries

Reproductive health researchers, donors, and program managers are concerned with why evidence-based best practices are rarely incorporated or scaled up into standard practices. Serious gaps exist in understanding the process by which innovations are implemented and sustained. In order to address this gap and take a systematic approach to scale-up, the Institute for Reproductive Health of Georgetown University (IRH/GU) is conducting a six-year prospective, multi-site comparative study of the processes and outcomes of scaling up Fertility Awareness based Methods (FAM) in five countries using the ExpandNet/WHO model for scaling-up health innovations. Specifically, IRH is studying the process and results of scaling up the Standard Days Method (SDM) in Guatemala, Mali, Rwanda, DRC and India.
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Use of most significant change (MSC) technique to evaluate health promotion training of maternal community health workers in Cianjur district, Indonesia

Maternal health promotion is a defined activity in the community integrated posts (Posyandu) in Indonesia. However, it is often neglected due to limited knowledge and skills of the community health workers (kader). We conducted health promotion training for the kader and village midwives in four villages in Cianjur district. This study describes the use of “most significant change” (MSC) technique to evaluate impact of health promotion to the beneficiaries and community at large. The MSC uses stories as raw data. Through interviews focused on perception of change, stories were collected from four pregnant women, eight kader and three village midwives. A Panel consisting of policy and programme managers and implementers read all the stories. The story by a pregnant woman who routinely attended Posyandu was selected as the story with most significant change. Her story highlighted changes in kader’s knowledge and communication of health messages and attitude towards pregnant women. She expressed these changes impacted community awareness about health and to seek help from kader.The MSC technique enabled stakeholders to view raw data and evaluate the impact of health promotion from the beneficiary’s perspective. At the same time, recipients of health promotion contributed to the decision process of evaluation through their stories. The different perspectives on the MSC reflected individual’s objectives of the health promotion. The application of this technique is limited in maternal health promotion programme in Indonesia, and none have been published in peer reviewed journals
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MSC- Analyzing Qualitative Data

Qualitative data consist of words and observations, not numbers. As with all data, analysis and interpretation are required to bring order and understanding. This requires creativity, discipline and a systematic approach. There is no single or best way
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MSC- Design Sampling Strategies for Social Qualitative Research

The design of a sampling strategy for a qualitative study is as important as that for quantitative inquiry. A well-defined sampling strategy that utilizes an unbiased and robust frame can provide unbiased and robust results.
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The Most Significant Change (MSC) Technique, A Guide to its Use.

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. The technique is applicable in many different sectors, including agriculture, education and health, and especially in development programs. It is also applicable to many different cultural contexts. MSC has been used in a wide variety of countries by a range of organisations. By 2004, MSC had been used both by NGOs and governments in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and Australasia.
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