What do you do when things have changed so much that assessing what was done and achieved against the original plans is not useful?
Wilson-Grau Associates sponsors this platform to support the development of a community of practitioners of Outcome Harvesting. Since 2002, working with numerous colleagues as co-evaluators and primary intended users, I have developed this alternative approach to conventional monitoring and evaluation. It is intended to serve the needs of the managers, donors and evaluators of innovative interventions attempting to solve intractable problems or new, unexpected challenges in development and social change.
How do you know and learn from what you have done and accomplished when faced with complexity?
Outcome Harvesting has proven especially useful for understanding the achievements of hundreds of civil society and governmental projects, programmes and organisations in over 140 countries on all seven continents coping with considerable uncertainty and a substantially dynamic environment.
I hope that through this platform the lessons being learned world-wide about how to adapt Outcome Harvesting will be shared, challenged and advanced.