Measurement and Evaluation Plan Template

Measurement and Evaluation Plan Template

Published: Oct 26, 2021
Publisher: Mathematica

The Measurement and Evaluation (M&E) Plan Template is a road map organizations and funders can use to develop a detailed measurement and evaluation plan with support from a research partner. A research partner could be staff within the organization who have expertise in evaluation, or an external organization, technical assistance provider, or consultant.

This template will help users create a complete M&E plan that includes:

  • A description of a solution and theory of change
  • Information on prior research conducted on the solution
  • Detail on how priority communities were and will be involved in the design of the solution and the evaluation
  • The study research questions
  • The measures and approach that will be used to answer the research questions
  • Ambitious targets (or goals) for each intended outcome
  • A timeline to carry out the work

We recommend the implementing organization and research partner work together to co-develop the M&E plan, in partnership with representatives from the priority communities. For funders working with multiple organizations, the M&E Plan Template also promotes continuity across plans, allowing for streamlined review, improved understanding, and cross-solution comparisons.

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