CMS5 is a qualitative longitudinal tracking tool which documents the dynamics of extreme poverty as it is experienced and changes in beneficiaries’ lives as a result of project interventions. It looks in-depth at the original positions of households before the project (through Life Histories) and then tracks their change throughout the intervention (through Reflections on the Interventions).
The methodology tracks households along employment, diets and asset based indicators. Movement in and out of extreme poverty is then analysed according to 6 well-being categories. A presentation given at the Extreme Poverty Research Group (EPRG) in August 2011 on the methodology and a number of case studies is available here.
The Centre for Development Studies (CDS) at Bath University (UK) is the shiree consortium partner supporting this element of the Change Monitoring System. Researchers in each of the Scale Fund NGO partners are engaged in the development and implementation of the CMS5 tracking studies. The households have been anonymised to protect the identity of participant beneficiaries.
Shiree has captured some exciting life histories which reflect the effect of Shiree interventions in their lives. You can find the studies in the CMS5 page.