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Title: Using outcome mapping to consolidate learning and ensure sustainability in an EcoHealth project : final report
Authors: Bunch, Martin J.
Morley, David
Keywords: ECOHEALTH
ECOSYSTEM APPROACHES TO HEALTH
OUTCOME MAPPING
PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH
METHODOLOGY
SLUMS
INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS
INDIA
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto, ON, CA
Abstract: Outcome Mapping is an approach to planning, monitoring and evaluation that focuses on ‘outcomes’ as opposed to ‘impacts.’ Outcomes are changes in behaviour, relationships, and activities of actors associated with or influencing a development project. We adapted this methodology in the final phase of an ecohealth project in a slum (squatter settlement) in Chennai India. We found that our use of Outcome Mapping supported insight into the complex relationships that characterize this community, and the approach has proven useful to track the apparent effectiveness of project activity in generating outcomes. Challenges to the application of Outcome Mapping in this situation included an unexpectedly high level of resources required to apply the approach, and the tendency of staff to default to a mechanistic application of the methodology. The experience of adapting Outcome Mapping in this project has led to learning that will inform our future application of this useful methodology.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/46349
Project Number: 104353
Project Title: Application of Outcome Mapping in two Ecohealth Projects in Urban Slums (India)
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Appears in Collections:IDRC Research Results / Résultats de recherches du CRDI
2000-2009 / Années 2000-2009
Research Results (Ecohealth) / Résultats de recherches (Écosanté)

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