Community voices in M&E
Community voices in M&E Community members who did not directly participate in the project also can provide very useful information on the project and should be included whenever appropriate in M&E processes. During the initial stages of the project, these community members can provide feedback on the appropriateness of the targeting criteria and selection methods. During the midterm and final evaluations, they can provide important information about the overall (intended or unintended) impact of the project in the community, including any potentially negative impacts that project participants may be more reluctant to share. Two focus groups with males and two focus groups with females who did not participate in the project should be sufficient to provide this information.