SWIDN PMEL Working Group BYO lunch meeting: Outcome Harvesting - Taster workshop

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PMEL Working Group: Outcome Harvesting - Taster workshop
BYO lunch meeting


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Outcome Harvesting - Taster workshop
We are delighted to welcome Richard Smith and John Mauremootoo for this session to take us through the basics of Outcome Harvesting.

Outcome Harvesting is a tool inspired by Outcome Mapping and Utilization Focused Evaluation that is being used worldwide to robustly identify, describe, analyse and interpret outcome and impact-level results regardless of whether they were pre-defined.

Outcome Harvesting collects (“harvests”) evidence of what has changed (“outcomes”) and then, working backwards, determines whether and how an intervention has contributed to these changes.

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.

Further information, including numerous examples, presentations and discussions can be found on the Outcome Mapping Learning Community, BetterEvaluation and the recently launched Outcome Harvesting site.


This Working Group is open to all paid Members of SWIDN (or staff of SWIDN Member organisations) who are interested in, and/or working on any of the topics - Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning. This is pretty broad, covering everything from log frames and planning/reporting formats to hot issues like complexity and adaptive management. It should be interesting for NGO staff, as well as externals, e.g. external evaluators.

Please note that this is a bring your own (BYO) lunch event

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Outcome Harvesting Taster Workshop Presentation