In PALS Monitoring and Evaluation is one part of a bigger Participatory Action Learning System. PALS brings together different stakeholders in an empowering learning process, rather than simply checking boxes for donors. It combines:
- Individual tracking of empowerment process/progress towards visions and action commitments in notebook diaries at each level: communities, private sector, organisation staff.
- Participatory quantitative monitoring and aggregation by groups and associations for collective planning.
- Participatory review by the stakeholders to decide what to do with the information
- Qualitative and multimedia methods by stakeholders, NGOs and/or external agencies for deepening understanding of processes