The main purpose of this handbook is to facilitate the investment process of a public research institute (PRI) in developing a system of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and knowledge management (KM) of the impact of research on public policy.
The aim is to travel the road that leads an organisation from monitoring its practices to using knowledge to improve its performance.
Chapters 1 – 3 address why and how a M&E plan should be developed.
Chapters 4 – 6 offer a guide to creating a KM system resulting from M&E practices.
Chapter 7 includes case studies of some organisations trying to take this road, a road that implies important organisational changes that call for good communication in order to be successful.