1.0 Participatory Integrated Community Development

2.0 Participatory Intergrated Development Process

3.0 Participatory Impact   Monitoring

4.0 Conflict Management   and Peace Building

3.0 Module 002 : Participatory Impact Monitoring

3.3 Training Process


3.3.1 Stage 1: Define the geographic and time limits of the project

i.            Defining the project boundary


Step 1: Gather community in an open ground where they often meet for community assemblies.

Step 2: Ask the participant gather locally available materials as symbols to depict the features and facilities within their village. The material could include sticks, pebbles, leaves etc.


Step 3: Ask the participants to draw a map of their village using these locally available materials as symbols.

  • Draw an outline of the boundary of your village
  • Draw the linear features including: main roads, pathway, rivers and valleys etc.
  • Draw the main area features such as forests, swamps, flood plains, farmland etc
  • Populate the map with point features such as schools, health facilities, market or trading centers, water points, cultural sites, police/security post etc
  • Indicate the location where the new development project activities and beneficiaries are located e.g.
    • Newly constructed well
    • Newly constructed schools
    • Famers supported to establish hybrid vegetable gardens

Step 4: Request 2 or 3 participants to transfer the ground maps onto two large copies of the map on flip chart paper. Give one copy to the group of participants and the other copy should be reserved for the impact monitoring exercise


Related topics

About PICD

3.1 Training Outline

3.2 Defining the project boundary

3.3.1 Stage 1: Define the geographic and time limits of the project

3.3.1 Stage 1:
i. Defining the project boundary

3.3.1 Stage 1:
ii. Defining the project period

3.3.2 Stage 2: Define the questions to be answered

3.3.3 Stage 3: Identify and prioritize locally-defined impact indicator

3.3.4 Stage 4: Decide on the Method to use

3.3.5 Stage 5: Decide which sampling method and sample size

3.3.6 Stage 6: Develop an Impact Monitoring Plan

3.3.7 Stage 7: Assessing Project Attribution

3.3.8 Stage 8: Triangulation

3.3.9 Stage 9: Feedback and Validation