Publication Date

Summer 2017

Degree Name

MA in Sustainable Development

First Advisor

Amy Jersild

Abstract

The focus of this capstone thesis is to provide insight into the development and implementation of the M&IE plan for the Seno Bajonki Lower Basic School (SB-LBS) Vision Care Pilot Project. The M&IE plan for the SB-LBS Vision Care Pilot Project can be identified as a mixed methods approach, utilizing both qualitative and quantitative data, and a practical participatory evaluation.

Key foci for the M&IE plan for the pilot project taken from the literature review included the importance of involving primary stakeholders at the community level within the project development and implementation, interconnectivity between an objectives hierarchy and assumptions necessary for successful implementation, utilizing the interrelated practices of deciding on the evaluation approach and the development of key evaluation questions, and the use of a multi-tiered report dissemination structure.

Implementation of the M&IE plan for the pilot project included engagement from the author, SB-LBS staff, School Management Committee, Soma Health Eye Unit, Ministry of Education Region 4 Special Education Teacher, and vision specialist Dr. Sandra Wang-Harris. Key lessons learned from implementing the M&IE plan included the importance of analyzing risks/assumptions in the development of the objectives hierarchy and utilizing sound logic and reason in establishing program objectives.

Disciplines

Accessibility | African Studies | Community-Based Research

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