Reflexive Monitoring

In this section you will find more information about what Reflexive Monitoring is, its role and the New Zealand experience, plus tools to help. The insights from the relevant literature and first hand experiences of reflexive monitoring in New Zealand are collected as Reflexive Monitoring in New Zealand: A Guide for Reflexive Monitors.


 Refer to About Reflexive Monitoring for a description of the role and needed characteristics of reflexive monitors, as well as lessons learnt. We have also compiled a Reflexive Monitoring Toolbox that includes resources around action learning, data collection, analytical methods, timeline analysis, and ORID (a structured reflection process).


Further information


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