Creativity and Constraint
Grassroots Monitoring and Evaluation and the International Aid Arena
However, it was also observed that there are still many barriers to the acceptance of flexible and responsive monitoring and reporting in the field. In an attempt to understand the background to this current impasse, the first section of the publication addresses theoretical concerns, through the inclusion of keynote speeches from the conference, and papers from workshop sessions. The second half of the publication is devoted to short case studies of innovative M&E experiences. These case studies illustrate the circumstances under which it has been possible to break away from traditional forms of M&E, and how obstacles to more reflexive approaches are overcome.