PLEASE NOTE. The bibliography below has now been superseded by a more comprehensive bibliography here. This now includes pdf copies of many of the papers plus a search facility. It will continue to be updated
This (now older) page is intended to provide an update of the bibliography in the 2005 Most Significant Change technique (MSC) Users Guide
Please feel free to suggest additions to this list, through the Comment facility below, or by emailing the editor (Rick Davies)
- Using Most Significant Change Stories to document the impact of the Teaching Teachers for the Future Project: An Australian Teacher Education Story (2012) Deborah Heck, Trudy Sweeney. Abstract here
- The Ambassadors’ Stories- a case study on using the Most Significant Change method with the Whitehorse Sustainable Ambassadors (undated). Available as pdf.
- Learning to inform action: Most Significant Change technique as a tool to build evaluative capacity at Tostan ,(2012), Harris, Sarah, . Capstone Collection. Paper 2548.
- Assessing changes in social capacity: experience with the ‘Most Significant Change’ technique (2009) Richard Moore and Leonie Offer. Extension Farming Systems Journal volume 5 number 1
- MSC: Misconceptions, strengths and challenges (2009) Fiona Kotvojs and Carolina Lasambouw. Presented at the Australasian Evaluation Conference September 2009 Available as pdf
- Most Significant Change Stories from the Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) (2009) Compiled and edited by Cristina de Leon, Boru Douthwaite and Sophie Alvarez, CPWF Impact Project. 92 pages. Available as .pdf
- Most significant change technique and the national training system: Core Ideas (2009) Dr John Mitchell & Suzy McKenna
- M&E Waardewerken. Monitoring en Evaluatie van het innovatienetwerk Waardewerken met de ‘Most Significant Change’ methode. Jong, Daniël de, Sandra Bos, Marlèn Arkesteijn and Jorieke Potters (2008), Wageningen UR ASG. (M&E of Waardewerken. Monitoring and Evaluation of the Innovation Network ‘Waardewerken'(Multifunctional Agriculture) using the ‘Most Significant Change’ method)
- Cambio más significativo (CMS): evaluando sin indicadores (2008) 2 pages
- Measuring social impacts in conservation: experience in using the most significant change method (2008) Lizzie Wilder, Matt Walpole, Fauna & Flora International,
- The Most Significant Change: using participatory video for monitoring and evaluation (2007) by CHRIS LUNCH. 5 pages. Available as .pdf
- The most significant lessons about the Most Significant Change technique (2007) Juliet Willetts, Paul Crawford Development in Practice, Volume 17, Issue 3 June 2007 , pages 367 – 379
- Stories of Significance: Redefining Change. An assortment of community voices and articulations. A report based on an evaluation of a programme on “Community Driven Approaches to Address the Feminisation of HIV/AIDS in India” by means of the ‘Most Significant Change’ Technique. (July 2007)
- Methoden voor monitoring en evaluatie van innovatieprojecten. (Monitoring and Evaluation Methods for Innovation Projects), Arkesteijn, Marlèn, Jorieke Potters and Barbara van Mierlo (2007), Wageningen UR PPO, Lelystad.
This report examines the usefulness/ applicability of various M&E methods (MSC, Learning Histories, result orientend M&E etc) for innovation networks.
- Evaluation: LandLearn’s most significant change (2006) Lydia Fehring, Jenny Pettenon, Ann Fagan, Kathryn Goyen, Jessica Connor. Paper given at the APEN International Conference 6-8 March 2006 at Beechworth, Victoria, Australia
- Monitoreo con el Cambio Mas Significativo (CMS): La experienca de Ibis en Nicaragua (2006) Ibis, Denmark.
- “Learning from Capacity Building Practice:Adapting the ‘Most Significant Change’ Approach to Evaluate Capacity Building Provision by CABUNGO in Malawi“ by Rebecca Wrigley: – Praxix Paper No. 12, INTRAC, Oxford, December (2006)
- ‘Most Significant Change’ Pilot Project Evaluation Report (2004) Prepared by Institute for Sustainable Futures For ADRA Laos
- Exploring Perceptions of ‘Significant Change’ in Reforming Schools (2003) Dr Rosie LeCornu, Dr Judy Peters. Dept of Education and Child Development, Government of South Australia
- Doing Away With Predetermined Indicators: Monitoring using the Most Significant Changes Approach (2002)Peter Sigsgaard – Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke, Denmark
- Seven sets of slides, used for 2 day MSC training in Delhi, 2008 by Rick Davies . Available on request , on condition of willingness to share any adaptations made
- Undated Most Significant Change, by Tracey Delaney. 17 slides.
- The introductory page on MSC, also on this website
- Clear Horizon’s webpage on MSC
- Database for Most Significant Change type data