Most Significant Change

MSC is a form of participatory monitoring and evaluation. It is participatory because many project stakeholders are involved both in deciding the sorts of changes to be recorded and in analysing the data collected. It is a form of monitoring because it occurs throughout the program cycle and provides information to help people manage the program. It contributes to evaluation because it provides data on impact and outcomes that can be used to help assess the performance of the program as a whole. This methodology involves the collection of most significant change (MSC) stories emanating from the field level, and the systematic selection of the most significant of these stories by panels of designated stakeholders or staff. The designated staff and stakeholders are initially involved by ‘searching’ for project impact. Once changes have been captured, selected groups of people sit down together, read the stories aloud and have regular and often in-depth discussions about the value of these reported changes, and which they think is most significant of all. In large programs there may be multiple levels at which MSC stories are pooled and then elected. When the technique is implemented successfully, whole teams of people begin to focus their attention on program impact.

Movement, Games, and Sport 

The methodology “Movement, Games and Sport (MGS)“ was developed to enhance psychosocial skills of children. This methodology foresees to use games and sports as a basis for improving the psychosocial well-being of children and development of life skills aims to avoid competition and exclusion and promotes cooperation and integration in sports and games, while reinforcing the resilience of vulnerable children. This methodology, implemented in Dolj county over the past 4 years, has been developed by Terre des hommes. It has been recognised by the Romanian government and accredited by the National Authority for Qualifications (ANC).