Folktale for Evaluation

Mobile storytelling for evaluation - Both stories, video and crowd-sourced contributions provide new avenues for conducting evaluation.

Particularly useful for identifying and reflecting on outcomes, systems level change and complex, relational activity such as advocacy, networking, mentoring and behaviour change.

Outcome and Impact evaluation: Mobile storytelling as a tool for evaluating Change. Folktale was used to capture participant reflections on their experiences of advocacy, networking and mentoring support. Template was aligned with the program’s theory of change and their advocacy and networking outcomes. The nature of the activity was such that activity conducted was ad hoc, contextual and opportunistic.

Mobile storytelling for Outcomes Harvesting: A supplementary data tool for the collection of evidence of what has been achieved. Outcomes harvesting works backward to determine whether, and how, the project or intervention contributed to the change. Folktale can enable the broader participation of project informants to contribute their reflections to the harvest. Folktale story templates are used to structure the capture of informants reflections and evidence about intended and unintended changes that have occurred.

Empowerment Evaluation: Empowerment evaluation is a stakeholder involvement approach designed to provide groups with the tools and knowledge they need to monitor and evaluate their own performance and accomplish their goals. It is also used to help groups accomplish their goals. Empowerment evaluation focuses on fostering self-determination and sustainability. Particularly placed-based and community based initiatives.

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