PV and MSC Guide

The toolkit is designed to support you in planning and carrying out evaluation using PV with the MSC technique, or PVMSC for short. This is a participatory approach to monitoring, evaluation and learning that amplifies the voices of participants and helps organisations to better understand and improve their programmes.

You can now download this guide for free. All you need to do is follow this link, add your email address and its all yours! We can't wait to hear what you think about it.

*NEW COURSE* PVMSC course now open for booking, reserve your place here and click here to read more about the course.

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WHY HAVE WE CREATED A TOOLKIT?

We have been asked on numerous occasions to provide guidance on using PV for monitoring and evaluation and it was time for us to gather our experiences and record the methodology. Over the years of using PVMSC we have seen that it can create an invaluable space for organisations to learn through a cycle of reflection and reshaping of programmes in line with participants’ values. This is why, in the International Year ofEvaluation, InsightShare launches the PVMSC toolkit to help spread the method.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

The use of MSC as a technique for evaluation is carefully and thoroughly explored by Rick Davies and Jess Dart, in their MSC Guide, and we recommend that anyone wanting to practice PVMSC should read and learn from this excellent manual. Similarly, InsightShare has produced a great deal of material on the practice ofparticipatory video. We encourage you to read, watch and learn from these other sources to find information that will not be repeated in this document (although we have placed references throughout to help the reader find relevant resources).

What we present here is a synthesis of the two techniques, focussing on the practical application of the tool. The toolkit aims to be lightweight and useable. We provide references to articles and publications where we have discussed the theory and practice of using PV for monitoring and evaluation in more detail as well as the practical application of the tool.

→ You can now download this guide for free. All you need to do is follow this link, add your email address and its all yours! We can't wait to hear what you think about it.

 

To find out more about InsightShare and how we use PvMSC check out our YouTube Channel dedicated to this method.


This toolkit has been produced with support from UNICEF in partnership with C4D Network.


*Participatory Video and the Most Significant Change. A Guide for Facilitators by Asadullah, S. and Muniz, S. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.