This report outlines the key elements of implementing the Most Significant Change (MSC) technique, a qualitative participatory monitoring and evaluation tool. It was envisaged that this technique would provide some pointers as to the impact and the sort of change occurring with the critical voices within the Families Panels themselves- panel members and panel facilitators from the community coordinating organisations.
The report is structured in five sections:
- Section 1: An overview of the Families Panels, the process and structure and a highlights tour of the last four years.
- Section 2: An overview of the Most Significant Change Technique and why it was selected to use as an evaluation tool for this initiative.
- Section 3: An in depth description of the process of gathering, selecting and analysing the stories of change and of the key participants involved in the process.
- Section 4: The key benefits, achievements, and outcomes identified by the participants invited to analyse the stories of change and the recommendations they developed for the Families Commission to consider for the future.
- Section 5: This section presents the four stories chosen as the key stories of change with the reasons why these stories were chosen.