Integrated Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation into Policy-Oriented Research : Lessons from CSVR's Urban Violence Project

"This report reflects on the design and implementation of an LME plan for a policy-oriented and community based research project, identifying the benefits and challenges of conducting LME in such a research context and sharing lessons learnt in the process. It discusses LME strategies, describes specific exercises and provides examples of occasions when LME shaped the course of the project. While the report discusses elements of the research methodology and findings,1 it does so mainly to provide insight into the role LME can play in improving research and research uptake, from a practitioner perspective."