Different timeframes for different areas of focus
So when we are planning our evaluation, we need to get clear on where we are in this change journey,clarify our expected outcomes at this stage and get clear about what sorts of change will be useful to focus on.
You’ll also note that the ‘Expected changes across time’ figure on the previous page introduces a new sneaky level – and that is “innovative projects begin to be implemented resulting in breakthroughs and solutions”. Many PBAs/SCAs work at different scales. They may work at “dual speeds” working on the long slow work of knitting parts of the system together, with some quicker more intense projects zooming in on a particular area or problem. These nested projects may produce results in the first few years of work – sometimes for smaller groups of people or micro-places. Capturing changes in these nested projects can be really important for funding and for building momentum.