Outcome Mapping as Methodology to Monitor and Evaluate Community Informatics Projects: A Case Study

Date Added: Nov 2010
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The purpose of this paper is to indicate how Outcome Mapping (OM) can be used as a methodology to monitor and evaluate a specific developmental informatics project currently under way in the Meraka Institute. OM was applied in the BroadBand for All (BB4All) wireless mesh network project which focuses on the provision of broadband to selected citizens/rural communities in South Africa, funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). In this paper, the main focus is the deployment of broadband connectivity in and around selected schools and other government centers such as clinics, Thusong Centers (multipurpose community service centers) and community libraries.