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NEWS ARTICLE

23 Oct 2017

Monitoring & Evaluation and Action Research Findings

Executive Summary

As the Housing Development Agency (HDA) embarks on the developer’s role, the critical success factors (CSFs) are:

1. Effective monitoring and management of its land portfolio, while ensuring timely activation;

2. Effective project life cycle monitoring, controlling and evaluation, while responding to the needs of beneficiaries and the impact of spatial transformation; and

3. Investment in innovative action research, while flowing with advances in technology and building a think tank reputation.

Giving effect to the foregoing CSFs falls under the Monitoring & Evaluation, Knowledge Management & Research Unit within the Spatial Information and Analysis (SIA) Programme.

This Booklet presents the Monitoring & Evaluation and Action Research outputs in graphical format, allowing readers to:

• Understand the status, progress and impact of selected land/projects development better;

• Optimally consume and digest the action research findings; and

• Make the decision of further connection and engagement.

The Booklet specifically focuses on the following types of evaluations:

• Baseline evaluation: To establish the current conditions and provide factual knowledge about the project area. The evaluation measures the current conditions within the targeted community and, in this case, identifies socio-economic challenges that need to be addressed by the proposed human settlements project.

• Outcomes evaluation: To measure effectiveness of the programme or project in the targeted population by assessing the progress in the outcomes or objectives that the programme or project is set to achieve.

• Impact evaluation: To determine the kinds of changes that have materialised and the extent to which the projects can be credited for the changes, e.g. spatial layout of a city/town.