KILT strives to be an organisation that gathers, analyses, and shares data on what it does and the change for beneficiaries in a reflective way that informs practice. Ongoing monitoring and assessment allows KILT to evaluate what is working best, what needs to be improved or what is not succeeding and why.
Project monitoring and evaluation
Despite the relatively recent focus on M&E development and the limited resources it had available for this, KILT has taken great strides in achieving its M&E goals. All project staff have engaged with the process well and project leads have embraced the process and are interested in how the results could inform how their projects continue.
M&E takes time and what has already been achieved is impressive. For almost all projects, online data capturing tools have been developed to capture data on the indicators directly from the project implementers and beneficiaries. The focus for the first year was been on gathering data on indicators linked to activities rather than impact. This was to ensure that data on implementation of activities was gathered and reported regularly and routinely in a way that facilitated project management.
Measuring impact requires more time and engagement. It was important to identify one or two impact indicators per project that the teams felt were the core impact their work was going to have on beneficiaries. Once this was done, it was necessary to identify the tools that could be used to measure this impact. Here, time was taken to review existing tools within literature to ensure that the data could be reliable and could be viewed in comparison to data gathered elsewhere.
In 2020, besides continuing with its routine M&E, the organisation will seek to enhance its capacity to assess impact. This will be done through strengthening the way in which it collects impact data, its analysis, and the dissemination of the results. KILT will look at quantitative and qualitative approaches to collecting data and produce reports on the findings. It is important that KILT is able to document the ways in which its work is having an impact and making a change in the lives of its beneficiaries.
Initial results from 2019 are encouraging.
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KILT sponsored posts resulted in a sharp decrease in the teacher/assistant teacher-to-child ratio
In the psycho-social and remedial programme
When it came to extramural sports activities
Qualitative measures are also being introduced to assess the impact of KILT’s interventions.