Monitoring the composition and evolution of the research networks of the CGIAR Research Program (RTB)

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

"The ILAC Initiative of the CGIAR has been working in partnership with the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) on a study that mapped RTB research network. The study aimed to design and test a monitoring system to characterize research networks through which research programs activities are ...

Real Time Monitoring for the Most Vulnerable

Monday, April 29th, 2013

. . (via IDS) Greeley, M., Lucas, H. and Chai, J. IDS Bulletin 44.2 Editor Greeley, M. Lucas, H. and Chai, J. Publisher IDS Purchase a print copy here. View abstracts online and subscribe to the IDS Bulletin. Growth in the use of real time digital information for monitoring has been rapid in developing countries across all ...

Sustainable development: A review of monitoring initiatives in agriculture

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

(from DFID website) A new report has just been released on the Review of the Evidence on Indicators, Metrics and Monitoring Systems. Led by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) under the auspices of the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystem (WLE), the review examined monitoring initiatives related to the ...

Do we need more attention to monitoring relative to evaluation?

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

This post title was prompted by my reading of Daniel Ticehurst's paper (below), and some of my reading of literature on complexity theory and on data mining. First, Daniel's paper: "Who is listening to whom, and how well and with what effect?   Daniel Ticehurst, October 16th, 2012. 34 pages Abstract: "I am ...

Integrated Monitoring: A Practical Manual for Organisations That Want to Achieve Results

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Written by Sonia Herrero, InProgress, Berlin, April 2012. 43 pages Available as pdf "The aim of this manual is to help those working in the non-profit sector -- non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other civil society organisations (CSOs) -- and the donors which fund them, to observe more accurately what they are ...

Monitoring Policy Dialogue: Lessons From A Pilot Study

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

By Sadie Watson And Juliet Pierce. September 2008. DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. Evaluation Report WP27 Executive Summary In 2007, a tool and process was developed for improving the recording and impact of policy dialogue initiatives across DFID. It was based on an adaptation of current project cycle management (PCM) requirements for programme ...

Can we obtain the required rigour without randomisation? Oxfam GB’s non-experimental Global Performance Framework

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Karl Hughes, Claire Hutchings, August 2011. 3ie Working Paper 13. Available as pdf. [found courtesy of @3ieNews] Abstract "Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) operating in the international development sector need credible, reliable feedback on whether their interventions are making a meaningful difference but they struggle with how they can practically access it. Impact evaluation is research ...

Reflexive Monitoring in Action: A guide for monitoring system innovation projects

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

"Researchers at Wageningen University and the VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands, have been working together on a type of monitoring that they have called reflexive monitoring in action (RMA).  RMA has been developed especially for projects that aim to contribute to the sustainable development of ...

Negotiated Learning: Collaborative Monitoring for Forest Resource Management

Friday, June 1st, 2007

(via Pelican email list) Dear all Niels has asked me to make you aware of a new publication that some 'Pelican-ers' might find relevant. I have edited a book on how learning and monitoring can become better 'friends' than is currently usually the case. The book comes off the press tomorrow. The full reference: Guijt, ...