We will evaluate, monitor, analyze, and learn from our activities as a global Movement. This will improve our self-awareness and inform the improvement and development of what we do. Learning and evaluation should occur at and across all levels, to verify whether our work is making progress toward achieving our strategy. Processes will be based on the principles of participatory evaluation and will be adapted to the capacities of different communities (e.g., not time-consuming, easy to implement, supported by resources).
We will evaluate areas relevant to these recommendations, including equity, diversity, inclusion of newcomers, distribution of resources, content growth and coverage, identifying impactful topics, community health, equitable governance, skills development, partnerships, infrastructure scalability and sustainability, technology efficiency, quality assurance, bug fixing, and platform usability and accessibility. Results will be widely and clearly communicated across our Movement to increase self-awareness, resilience, and accountability among all stakeholders, allowing us to continuously adapt our strategies accordingly and perform periodic reviews to improve.
While our Movement has organically grown in many areas, there are challenges that bottleneck our efforts of achieving the strategic direction. To date, efforts to evaluate and learn from Movement stakeholders have been ad hoc and un-sustained, often lacking local adaptability and usable knowledge management. This is a challenge for collective accountability and learning from each other. The strategic direction requires new thinking, skills, and structures to build evidence-based best, good, and emergent practices. These practices would document, evaluate, and learn from the progress or failures of our activities towards the strategic direction, over the long term. Any structured plan requires a process to iteratively evaluate the current infrastructure, communicate its needs with the Movement, learn, and develop solutions to grow resilient and prepare for the future.