Who Counts? The power of participatory statistics

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Edited By Jeremy Holland, published by Practical Action. 2013 (from the Practical Action website) "Local people can generate their own numbers – and the statistics that result are powerful for themselves and can influence policy. Since the early 1990s there has been a quiet tide of innovation in generating statistics using ...

Collaborative Evaluations Step by Step

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

by Liliana Rodriguez-Campos and Rigoberto Rincones-Gomez, Stanford Business Books, 2013 (2nd edition, first was in 2005) Book website here and available on Amazon. But neither sites show the contents pages or exerpts Book website says "Collaborative Evaluations is a highly comprehensive and easy-to-follow book for those evaluators who want to engage and ...

Innovations in Monitoring and Evaluation ‘as if Politics Mattered’,

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Date: 17-18 October 2011 Venue: ANU, Canberra, Australia Concept Note, Chris Roche & Linda Kelly, 4 August 2011 The Developmental Leadership Program (DLP)[1] addresses an important gap in international thinking and policy about the critical role played by leaders, elites and coalitions in the politics of development. At the core of DLP thinking ...

Social Return On Investment: A practical guide for the development cooperation sector

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

by Jan Brouwers, Ester Prins and Menno Salverda (2010) , Utrecht, Context International Cooperation / Creative Commons, 60pp, ISBN 978-90-77526-06-4.  Available free online Description "Related to Cost Benefit Analyses and Participatory Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation is a new methodology called SROI; Social Return On Investment. As the term implies ...

Participatory Impact Assessment: A guide for practitioners

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Andrew Catley – John Burns – Dawit Abebe – Omeno Suji, Feintein International Centre, Tufts University, 2008. Available as pdf "Purpose of this guide The Feinstein International Center has been developing and adapting participatory approaches to measure the impact of livelihoods based interventions since the early nineties. Drawing upon this experience, this ...

Helpdesk Research Report: Participatory M&E and Beneficiary Feedback

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

from the Governance and Social Development Resource Centre Date: 03.09.2010 Available as a pdf Query: Please identify the existing literature on participatory monitoring and evaluation, with a particular emphasis on gaining wide-ranging beneficiary feedback. Comment on the coverage, scalability, risks, benefits and applicability. Enquirer: Aid Effectiveness Team, DFID Contents 1. Overview 2. General Literature on ...

The Katine Challenge: How to analyse 540+ stories about a rural development project

Monday, October 11th, 2010

The Guardian & Barclays funded and AMREF implemented, Katine Community Partnerships Project in Soroti District, Uganda is exceptional in some respects and all too common in others. It is exceptional in the degree to which its progress has been very publicly monitored since it began in October 2007. Not only have ...

Smart Tools: For evaluating information projects, products and services

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Produced by CTA, KIT, IICD. 2nd (2009) edition PDF version available online "About the Toolkit The Smart Toolkit focuses on the evaluation of information projects, products and services from a learning perspective. It looks at evaluation within the context of the overall project cycle, from project planning and implementation to ...

Measuring Empowerment? Ask Them

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Quantifying qualitative outcomes from people’s own analysis. Insights for results-based management from the experience of a social movement in Bangladesh Dee Jupp Sohel Ibn Ali with contribution from Carlos Barahona 2010: Sida Studies in Evaluation. Download pdf Preamble Participation has been widely taken up as an essential element of development, but participation ...

How Wide are the Ripples?

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Report of the March 2010 workshop Prepared by Louise Clark, Kate Newman and Hannah Beardon "This report presents reflections from a workshop held in London on 18th and 19th March 2010. The workshop was part of a larger process of reflection and research, supported by IKM Emergent and called ‘How ...