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Managing for Sustainable Development Impact

An Integrated Approach for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation. The development landscape has changed significantly over the last few decades, becoming increasingly complex. Many of the issues we face today such as climate change, poverty and conflict, call for a new way of doing business. This guide shows leaders and development practitioners how to navigate this complexity and manage their initiatives/organizations successfully towards sustainable development impact.

Landscape Approaches: A State-of-the-Art Review

A new publication on landscape approaches. 

Keywords
social-ecological networks, conservation and development, sense of place, landscape governance, T-shaped interdisciplinary model, boundary concept

Guidance to Evaluate SDGs with an equity-focused and gender-responsive lens

“Evaluating the Sustainable Development Goals with a “No one left behind” lens through equity-focused and gender-responsive evaluation” is a new publication that aims to support national evaluation systems on how to integrate equity-focused and gender-responsive evaluation to inform national reviews of SDGs.

Building the Evidence Base for Post Project Evaluation

This report to the Faster Forward Fund compares findings from eight end-of-project and subsequent post project evaluations. Given their rarity, there is little real evidence about project impact on long-term sustainability so this helps build the evidence. 

The CARE International Advocacy Handbook

Advocacy is integral to delivering CARE’s vision. This manual is a toolkit of approaches, techniques and additional resources to help CARE staff think about how to integrate advocacy into their work.

The Gender at Work Framework

Gender at Work has a holistic approach to social change. It links organizational change, changes in the “rules of the game”, and gender equality. This is based on an analysis of the role of social institutions or rules—both formal and informal—in maintaining and reproducing women's unequal position in society.

Powercube - Understanding power for social change

Powercube is a resource for understanding power relations in efforts to bring about social change. Powercube.net contains practical and conceptual materials to help us think about how to respond to power relations within organisations and in wider social and political spaces.

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Transform Issue #10 – Gender-responsive evaluation

Transform Issue #10, the first magazine exclusively dedicated to gender-responsive evaluation, focusing on gender mainstreaming in the United Nations. This issue focuses on UN Women’s strategic partnerships. Partnerships are essential to our work but are often overlooked when we evaluate the results of our efforts. The skill sets, time and resources necessary to ensure truly effective strategic partnerships are often underestimated.

Guidelines for Innovation Platforms in Agricultural Research for Development

Innovation Platforms are fast becoming part of the mantra of agricultural research for development projects and programmes. Their basic tenet is that stakeholders depend on one another to achieve agricultural development outcomes, and hence need a space where they can learn, negotiate, and coordinate to overcome challenges and capture opportunities through a facilitated innovation process. This important publication provides a critical analysis of Innovation Platforms, their defining features, key functions, and what they can and – as importantly – cannot do.

Capacity development in evaluation & communication to maximize impact

The Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services (CRECS) with uOttawa has developed and tested a capacity development approach that provides research partners with support in utilization-focused evaluation and research communication. Watch this short video for more information on it.