WHY UPSHOT?

Why does monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) matter?

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A young player getting his boots laced up for a match

What it does

Every organisation works towards set objectives and is required to manage their data, monitor progress and evidence their achievements.

Upshot enables your organisation to do this in one place, in real time, and on any device from wherever you are.

Registers

Registers

Take registers at sessions

Participants

Participants

Collect participant data and follow their journey

Surveys

Survey

Conduct surveys

Reporting

Reporting

Report on all your data in real time

Indicators

Indicators

Track progress against performance indicators

Media

Media

Store photos & videos

Mobile

Mobile

Collect information on a smartphone or tablet

Map

Map

Map locations & participants

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No longer just a nice-to-have

MEL is critical to any successful programme. Monitoring, evaluation and learning form the basis of measuring true impact for any organisation committed to driving social change. Increasingly, the essence of a good MEL process enables organisations to try, analyse, understand, learn, and adapt.

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Accessible and easy-to-use technology

From co-creating programmes based on participants’ experiences, to evidence-based decision making, a robust MEL process empowers organisations to focus resources and change approach as required with confidence and transparency.

Inefficient spreadsheets have been superseded by Upshot’s user-friendly technology, making what once seemed daunting more straight-forward, simple and accessible.

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The value of learning

It is MEL that forms the basis of measuring true impact for any organisation committed to driving social change, whatever their primary focus.

The learning aspect of MEL is often overlooked. This is where we use the information gathered through monitoring and evaluation to reflect on our experiences, celebrate successes and improve our performance.

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A good MEL process should not only prove that an organisation is capable of doing a good job, and where they can improve - but highlights the participants’ needs. MEL once again, helps us 'know what we don't know' as much as helps us know what we do know”

Justin Coleman, COO and Co-Founder at Alliance of Sport in Criminal Justice