1 - 30 September 2022

Online & Independent Study

Training on “Most Significant Change Technique”

MSC is a highly participatory technique that helps identify expected and unexpected outcomes.


The Most Significant Change (MSC) technique is a qualitative and participatory form of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) based on the collection, systematic selection, and analysis of stories of reported changes from development activities. MSC helps to identify the significant aspects of the intervention and gives stakeholders heightened sensitivity to program participants.  MSC is not a stand-alone tool; it compliments traditional M&E methods to improve and ensure their value and appropriateness.

MSC is a highly participatory technique that helps identify expected and unexpected outcomes. It is particularly useful in contexts where it is not possible to predict what the outcomes will be or where these vary widely across populations. 

Who is this for? 

Evaluation commissioners, researchers, evaluators, and monitoring, evaluation and learning specialists.

What the training will cover?

In this practical, 5-module, online course participants will acquire the skills to implement MSC and to analyse and use the findings. It combines self-study with facilitated sessions and offers up to date insights as to how it can be adapted and used in different contexts, including remotely. 

Course Outline and Dates

This course comprises a mix of on-line live sessions, and self study.

Session 1: 1-5 September, 4 hours self study

Session 2: 6-12 September, 2 hours Online session 9 September (0900 to 1100 hours), plus 3 hours self study

Session 3: 13-19 September, 2 hours Online session 16 September (0900 to 1100 hours), plus 3 hours self study

Session 4: 20-27 September, 3 hours Online session 23 September (0900 to 1200 hours)

Session 5: 27-30 September, 3 hours Online session 30 September (0900 to 1200 hours)

Price:

Non-Members             £450 + VAT
Members                      £375 + VAT
Student Members       £300 + VAT
 

About the trainers:

The Design and Training Team includes two senior trainers of ResultsinHealth (RiH): Nur Hidayati and Aryanti Radyowijati.

Nur is public health specialist graduated from Royal Tropical Institute The Netherlands and a senior evaluation expert.  She is a seasoned evaluator on public health themes, with specific expertise in gender and Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). She also has strong skills in research design, program implementation, and capacity building provision. Nur’s work experience geographically covers Asia, Africa, and Europe. Nur is an engaging trainer/facilitator and practitioner in various participatory methods for M&E and research such as the Most Significant Change (MSC) technique, Participatory Video MSC (PVMSC), Photovoice, Photo-MSC, and Outcome Harvesting.

Aryanti is the director and senior experts at ResultsinHealth (RiH). Her areas of professional focus include Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning in Public Health and International Development. She is an experience trainer/facilitator and has a part-time permanent senior teaching position at the Windesheim University of Applied Science in Zwolle, The Netherlands. Aryanti holds a Medical Degree from the Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia, an MPH from the University of Maastricht, and a Master in Medical Anthropology degree from the University of Amsterdam.

ResultsinHealth (RiH) (https://resultsinhealth.org) specializes in  participatory techniques to  document project impact on participants’ lives, such as “Most Significant Change” (MSC), “Photovoice”, “Outcome Harvesting” and other state-of-the-art techniques that effectively capture all stakeholder voices, especially those of youth, women, and marginalised groups. . Participatory techniques add a valuable, dynamic layer to the process of impact measurement by prioritising the voices of specific groups and communities’ lived experiences. Quantitative data and indicators often insufficiently capture the nuances of a project’s impact and can significantly benefit from the insights of a qualitative approach. Participatory techniques such as MSC directly involve those affected by a particular programme while capturing the ‘lived impact’ of programme activities and bringing results to life.

Sign up by 2nd September to secure your place.