Participatory Video makes Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) engaging, compelling and fun. It is perfect for community groups, NGOs and other bodies seeking an authentic and participatory means of learning from their projects and interventions. Here are some examples of how InsightShare have used Participatory Video as a tool for M&E.
This paper by Valentina Bau, Graduate student at Macquarie University, Department of Media, Music, Communication & Cultural Studies, looks at an InsightShare participatory video project in the Rift Valley of Kenya after the 2007–2008 post-election crisis, when the country underwent a period of intense ethnic violence.
During Week 45 of the BetterEvaluation Series, which focused on video for Monitoring & Evaluation, Soledad Muñiz presented the potential of Participatory Video and the Most Significant Change (MSC) technique in accounting for the outcome of a project and in collecting data straight from the recipient context.
A short film by InsightShare which includes footage from the PVMSC initiative as well as specially shot interviews of the facilitators who were involved. This video offers a summary of the PVMSC process and explains the unique value of this technique which amplifies the voices of beneficiaries to capture the human stories behind development projects.
This newsletter is packed with: exciting news about our meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi, reports from the latest edition of our UK-based training of trainers and a capacity building programme in Myanmar, links to new videos, photo stories and publications and more.
Mercy Corps' Financial Literacy training has been running for the last 2 years in Rift Valley province. The program was put in place to provide saving, borrowing, spending and investment skills to the funded and randomly selected youth groups within the Local Empowerment for Peace program (LEAP). Mercy Corps invited us to facilitate a participatory video evaluation with program participants in May / June 2013.
This is a presentation on some of the key methodological learning, strengths and challenges of using Participatory Video in gender-based violence programming and to support adolescent girls and women evaluate programming in which they are key actors.
Five experts shared their perspective regarding new methods and technologies in monitoring and evaluation: Kai Matturi and Caroline Trigg on digital data gathering; Soledad Muñiz on Participatory Video and Most Significant Change (MSC) technique; Diana Tonea on ICTs in humanitarian situations; and Laura Walker Hudson on mobile technologies.
Our Head of M&E, Soledad Muniz, contributed to this toolkit which brings together user-friendly information and practical, participatory approaches that enable adolescent girl participants in youth-serving organizations to document changes in their lives, and to provide input to shape programs.
Soledad Muñiz shares some key tips on Participatory Video for Monitoring & Evaluation from her field experience. Compared to other M&E methods, PV provides a direct account of the effects brought by a certain programme or activity into a given community.