Reference: Family for Every Child, 2022 

The Outcome Harvesting approach has been used based on the context of evaluating networks and their suitability for networks. Outcome Harvesting is a utilisation-focused, participatory tool that enables evaluators, grantmakers, and programme managers to identify, formulate, verify, and make sense of outcomes they have influenced when cause-effect relationships are not always known. Unlike most other evaluation methods, Outcome Harvesting does not measure progress toward predetermined outcomes or objectives. Instead, it collects evidence of what has been achieved and works backwards to determine whether and how the project or intervention contributed to the change.

This is the sixth Outcome Harvesting done at Family for Every Child, harvesting sixty-three outcomes covering the period between April 2021 and March 2022. However, Family members were encouraged to harvest outcomes keeping in mind the activities done in the previous years that brought about changes during this reporting period or the changes that were not recorded during that time. The Outcomes in this evaluation reflect a representative set of changes based on the insights and observations from twenty-two Family members. The first part of the report contains the methodology and analysis, and the second part the actual outcomes as harvested by the members and the Secretariat. Please enjoy reading and provide your feedback.

Outcome Harvesting Manual

If you want to learn how to implement this methodology in your context, please download the Outcome Harvesting Manuals below. The Manual is available in English, Arabic, Portuguese and Spanish.

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