WoSA has a data repository that holds quantifiable data that can be used for monitoring and evaluation purposes. The qualitative data (experiences, anecdotes, interviews and stories) are harder to measure. The WoSA team is in the process of developing indicators of impact and success. This process includes the following steps:
- Developing appropriate desired long-term outcome statements in each of the learning sites (linked to a theory of change process).
- Establishing criteria for the selection of the appropriate proxy output and process indicators linked to the desired long-term outcome statements.
- Ensuring that the key consideration should for measures of collaboration, trust, meaningful relationships, inter-connectedness, etc.
- Creating a unitary data repository for the collation of the relevant data elements from across all sectors, anchored in each Municipality, linked to a unitary WCG data repository. Establishing learning networks within and across all the learning sites, to promote and institutionalise reflective practice and learning.
- Creating a unitary knowledge hub for the collation of relevant learnings and knowledge generated across the learning sites.
- The learning sites will be used to determine the specific design principles for a lean, successful model of replication in other geographic areas
- The learning sites will be used to quantify the specific resource implications of successfully establishing and sustaining WoSA.
- The learning sites will be used to identify the specific resource implications of successfully scaling and sustaining WoSA to other geographic areas.
- The learning sites will be used to create a critical mass of change agents to successfully institutionalise
- WoSA across the whole province.