Monthly Archives: May 2007

Most Significant Change Technique ~ an example

Stories_of_Significance_Redefining_Change.gifMost Significant Change (MSC) is a participatory monitoring technique based on stories of important or significant changes – they give a rich picture of the impact of an intervention. MSC can be better understood through a metaphor – of a newspaper, which picks out the most interesting or significant story from the wide range of events and background details that it could draw on. This technique was developed by Rick Davies and is described in a handbook on MSC.

An illustration of how MSC is used is this report, Stories of Significance: Redefining Change, which is an evaluation of community based interventions for Indian women and HIV/AIDS.