I work for a national youth program and I am currently developing a framework for how my organization could approach monitoring program quality. I’ve found lots of great tools and approaches, including self-report surveys, activity logs, and observation rubrics. What I haven’t found a lot of is information on how to implement such a system on a national scale (I’m in Canada, but any examples of national monitoring frameworks would help). I can tell from my scoping phase that good implementation is hugely important to the success of the initiative. Has anyone done work like this or come across any relevant literature? For example, I’m looking at things like: who should do the monitoring, how many sites is it reasonable to monitor per person, should it be an external evaluator, an administrator, a peer, the youth? Should it focus on sharing best practices or performance management or both? Should data stay local or get aggregated to the provincial or national level? How much would all of this cost? How to roll out a training program to develop evaluation literacy and get buy-in from the field? I’d love it if you could share your experience and wisdom.