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close this bookPHAST Step-by-Step Guide: A Participatory Approach for the Control of Diarrhoeal Disease (PHAST - SIDA - UNDP - WB - WHO, 2000, 137 p.)
close this folderPart II: Step-by-Step Activities
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Seven steps to community planning for the prevention of diarrhoeal disease




6. Planning for monitoring and evaluation

1. Preparing to check our progress

1. Monitoring (checking) chart

This step has only one activity: Preparing to check our progress. In this activity, the group fills in a chart (see illustration) for monitoring (checking) its progress towards achieving its goals. Means are identified for measuring progress, how often this needs to be done and who will be responsible for doing it.

Important note

This activity can involve a lot of writing. However, if your participants have difficulty in reading and writing, you will need to work out ways of doing the activity using drawings and as little writing as possible. For example:

- instead of writing the goals in words on the chart, participants could place the drawings that represent the activities/facilities they want to carry out/construct under the goals headings

- write numbers only if people are able to understand them; for instance, participants could write the number of facilities the group wants to build beside the drawings of these facilities

- drawings or symbols can be used to represent ideas or words

- participants could choose a symbol such as a flower, bird or colour to represent themselves to put on the chart under the heading of who will be responsible for carrying out activities or ensuring that they are carried out.