Case Studies

The OM Lab will involve parallel sessions where pre-selected participants will present case studies of innovative OM application. The case studies will be added below as and when they are confirmed.

Steff Deprez
Steff is currently the Planning, Learning and Accountability Coordinator at the head office of the Belgian NGO Vredeseilanden (VECO), working in the field of sustainable agriculture chain development. He is facilitating and supporting monitoring, evaluation and learning processes, including OM, in the 9 regions (Africa, Asia and Latin-America) that VECO is operating, using OM as one of the key elements. Steff has implemented OM-based design frameworks and M&E systems with a range of organizations and programs, and has facilitated a number of internal and external OM trainings around the world

VECO’s Chain Intervention Framework inspired by OM
Steff will present how VECO is using parts of OM in its value chain development programmes, at the design stage and for learning-oriented monitoring. He will highlight how OM has inspired the logic and evolution of the Chain Intervention Framework (CIF), including the integration of OM and the logframe.

Kate Dyer
Kate Dyer is currently the Director of AcT - the Accountability in Tanzania Programme, a £30m+ DFID funded initiative to increase the responsiveness and accountability of government to its citizens through a strengthened civil society’. Kate has more than 20 years experience as a facilitator and trainer particularly in areas of governance, civil society development and education, and has lived in Tanzania for 15 years. She has worked with donors, governments and civil society in Africa on results based management approaches, and is excited by the possibilities OM offers to complement more linear models and to stimulate innovative thinking about how sustainable change happens.

The plural of anecdote is not evidence
This presentation will share experiences from the AcT Programme in Tanzania, , which breaks new ground in handling large amounts of data derived from the Outcome Mapping reports of multiple partner organisations.

Natalie Moxham
Natalie is an independent consultant in program design, monitoring and evaluation. Her work has included facilitation, design and evaluation work in community development contexts, both internationally, and with Indigenous Australians. Natalie’s participatory approach uses Appreciative Inquiry, Program Logic, Outcome Mapping and the Most Significant Change technique (MSC).

Innovative use of Outcome Mapping with Sustainable Forest NGOs in Papa New Guinea
Natalie will show how an adapted & tailored version of Outcome Mapping was used to build more collaborative relationships between NGOs in Papua New Guinea around sustainable forest management.

Charles Warria
Charles has extensive experience in designing, implementing and building capacity for participatory planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning, for sustainable development practice in Africa. He has conducted evaluations and program audits and has set up monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management systems for numerous local and international NGOs. Through the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), Charles worked with IDRC Canada to build capacity of CSOs, facilitate and document adaptations and innovations on the use of Outcome Mapping in East and Central Africa.

When OM doesn’t quite work: The case of IIRR’s Safe Water Kiosks project in Central Kenya
Charles will explain how OM wasn’t successful in this context, referencing the lack of boundary partners, the lack of boundary partner ownership of outcome challenges and progress markers, and the need to ensure true participation in monitoring.

Fletcher Tembo
Fletcher, a Research Fellow within RAPID (ODI), manages a DFID-funded Governance and Transparency programme. He also coordinates ODI’s Monitoring and Evaluation support to the Kenya Drivers of Accountability Programme. Before joining ODI, Fletcher was a Senior Economic Justice Policy Adviser for World Vision, as well working with community-based development programmes in Malawi.

Linking Political Economy Analysis (PEA) and Outcome Mapping, in order to enhance M &E of governance programmes
Fletcher’s presentation will be based on practical experiences from the Mwananchi Governance and Transparency Programme and how OM is used to enhance monitoring, evaluation and learning around citizen voice and state accountability outcomes.

Kevin Kelly
Kevin is Director of CADRE (, a South African research and evaluation NGO working in HIV/AIDS and related fields; mainly in East and southern Africa. He has applied outcome mapping in a range of projects, including; the intersection of climate variability, rural livelihoods and AIDS impact; holistic responses to community AIDS needs; and municipal responses to AIDS. He also provides support to the application of outcome mapping in the Mwananchi Governance and Transparency Programme.

Kevin will be presenting alongside Fletcher.

Kevin Kelpin
Kevin has worked in the field of social change and international development since the late 1980s living and working in India, Nepal and Canada. He currently works as an evaluative thinking consultant assisting development organizations and government departments in South and South-East Asia, Africa, Europe and North America in building knowledge solutions to support their learning, monitoring and evaluation needs.

Using Outcome Mapping in Support of Social Change in Health Services Programs
This case study will discuss the use of Outcome Mapping by the Canadian Heath Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) to radically transform its corporate and programming evaluative framework. Through this process CHSRF has better understood and documented the extent to which it, through its programmatic work, has contributed to the ‘knowledge uptake’ of its partners and the “outcomes” this change represents."