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M&E on the cutting edge conferences

CDI’s M&E on the cutting edge events (all held in the Netherlands):

International (English) Course on Participatory Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation – Managing for Impact (the Netherlands)

The (English) course recognises that "blue print planning" has become unworkable and often counterproductive. Instead, more flexible, adaptive and process orientated approaches are required. M&E needs to be learning focused, and directed towards supporting managers to cope in a complex and rapidly changing world.

Joint MFS II evaluations at country level (Ethiopia, Liberia, India & Indonesia), for DGIS

Impact evaluation of MFS-II (Co-Funding Framework of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs); assess the contribution of (1) the selected projects on their beneficiary populations, (2) the Dutch MSF organisation on the capacity of the selected southern partners and (3) the selected southern partner organisations on the civil society organisations with whom they have collaborated.

International (French) Course on Participatory Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation - Managing for Impact (Burkina Faso)

This (French) course is organised in collaboration with Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population (ISSP) and the Africa Evaluation Association (AfrEA), annually since 2011. The course recognises that "blue print planning" has become unworkable and often counterproductive.

Learning clinics in PME related issues (the Netherlands), for IFAD staff HQ

Regular learning clinics, yearly since 2010, are facilitated by CDI to focus on PME related issues that are relevant for staff at headquarters (HQ).

Independent Evaluation of the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (global, 5 countries), for CTA

This is an evaluation of CTA's programme in ACP countries from 2007 through 2011. This is a learning evaluation with a focus on recommendations for the future.

Development of a country M&E system (Jordan), for IFAD

Provide advisory services to assist in the development of a country M&E system for IFAD in Jordan. Their primary government partners are the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Planning and International cooperation. They view the development of a M&E system within the MOA for their programmes as a possible model for other ministries.

Conducting a Country Baseline Study for the Girl Power Programme of the Child Rights Alliance (10 countries in Latin America, Africa & Asia), for Plan NL

The Girl Power programme, developed by 6 civil society organisations in the Netherlands, working together in the Child Rights Alliance (CRA), runs from 2011 to 2015. Its main goal is to build capacity in local civil society in 10 countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia, to support the empowerment of girls and young women for gender equality.

Support to baseline development (global), for Cordaid

Support to overall baseline approach and framework (linked to M&E system) Cordaid alliance: Input into overall baseline development (principles, approach) and M&E system development.

Integrating Managing for Impact and Results-Based Management (Jordan), for IFAD

Developed recommendations for a Results-Based Country Strategy and Opportunities Paper (RB-COSOP) 2008-2012 results-framework and monitoring plan, aligned to Government strategic targets;