Monitoring & Evaluation Framework and Theory of Change

Recognizing the critical importance of measurement and learning to the effectiveness and impact of both the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) and the clean cooking sector, CCA follows a clearly defined Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Framework. The Framework includes key elements such as CCA's Theory of Change, a set of standard indicators that CCA will use across its work and its guidelines on conducting evaluations.

As the starting point to CCA's work to implement a nimble and comprehensive approach to M&E, the Framework is intended to be a dynamic set of tools that will continue to grow and evolve with the organization and the sector over time. The Theory of Change outlines CCA activities that lead to four pillars:

  • Supporting the growth of clean cooking enterprises
  • Increasing consumer demand for clean cooking
  • Strengthening the enabling environment
  • Generating research, evidence, and learning
The M&E Framework includes quantifiable standard indicators that can measure results ranging from basic project parameters such as cookstove sales, to broader objectives such as protecting the environment. Data, evidence, and learning from the standard indicators and evaluations provide an opportunity for CCA to make systematically informed decisions, while also allowing for course corrections, as necessary. CCA revisits and revises the Framework periodically, to reflect the ways in which its strategy and role in the sector evolve.