Outcome Mapping

October 28, 2011

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IDRC Evaluation Unit

The Evaluation Unit and a number of IDRC programs worked with Barry Kibel of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation to adapt his Outcome Engineering approach to the development research context. In 2001, a methodology called "Outcome Mapping" was developed, which characterizes and assesses the contributions development programs make to achieving outcomes. Outcome Mapping can be used at the program, project, or organizational level.

Outcome Mapping: Building Learning and Reflection into Development Programs
Sarah Earl, Fred Carden, and Terry Smutylo IDRC 2001

For a brief overview, here is a short pamphlet on Outcome Mapping and on frequently asked questions.

For extensive resources and to meet and connect with Outcome Mapping users around the world, go to the Outcome Mapping Virtual Learning Community.