See below image for the Monitoring the outcomes and evaluating the impact of planning diagram. Output, Outcomes and Impact. Monitoring and Evaluation Planning Series 7 Outputs, outcomes and impact are terms that are used to descrive changes at different levels from the delivery of goods and services to long-term, sustainable change in people’s lives.
Systematically generated monitoring data are essential for a successful evaluation. Monitoring is the continuous and systematic assessment of project implementation based on targets set and activities planned during the planning phases of the work and the use of inputs, infrastructure, and services by project beneficiaries.
What is Monitoring and Evaluation? Although the term “monitoring and evaluation” tends to get run together as if it is only one thing, monitoring and evaluation are, in fact, two distinct sets of organizational activities. Monitoring is the periodic assessment of programmed activities to determine whether they are proceeding as planned.