Outcomes Do’s and Don’ts

Do ...

  • Strive for a culture of intentional learning, foster a dialogue assisted by the data
  • Maintain flexibility for adaptation in a process of continuous feedback
  • Make it a learning experience, not an accountability experience
  • Seek balance and proportionality

Don’t ...

  • Use only single indicators
  • Lose sight of larger context and systems dynamics
  • Let the stakes get too high
  • Confuse the indicator measures with the outcomes or the full truth
  • Expect results from long-term strategies for large- scale problems

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