16: Capturing Social Change Through Outcome Mapping
- Original Description
- Outcome Mapping is an evaluation approach developed in 2001 for evaluation which places people as the center and looks at changes in behavior to define outcomes.
Importantly, program outcomes are defined as “changes in behavior, relationships, activities, or actions of the people, groups, and organizations with whom a program works directly” and “individuals, groups, and organizations with whom the program interacts directly” as well as “those with whom the program anticipates opportunities for influence” are considered “boundary partners” and brought to the center of the outcomes mapping approach (Earl, Carden, & Smutylo, 2001, p.1).
In the Wikimedia world of programs, outcome mapping strategies can help us to gather data on the contributions that our programs make in terms of bringing about social and environmental changes in our communities and partnerships around the world. Changes that help to build toward greater engagement in open and free knowledge that may not be directly tied to online metrics.
Participants will learn about a few strategies from the framework and break-out into thematic discussion groups to outline some of the changes in behavior, relationships, and/or actions which we wish to influence through our community and program partnerships.
More information about Outcome Mapping
- Desired Outcome
- Session Format
- Jaime Anstee, Sati Houston
- Summary of the session.
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