• Will the data you intend to collect tell the full story of the implementation of your Theory of Change, and what change occurred as a result?
    • Are there metrics for the target population, program implementation, and program outcomes?
  • Will the data you intend to collect be useful for making decisions that can improve performance and outcomes?
  • Will the data collection methods get you the information you need? For example, surveys tell you about the magnitude of change, but are less useful for understanding how and why the change came about.
  • Are your data collection methods feasible, given staff skills and capacity?
  • Are your data collection methods culturally and developmentally appropriate for the target population (e.g., age, literacy level, time/availability)?