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Changeroo - Theory of Change

A strategic management approach to societal value creation

Changeroo assists organisations, programs and projects with a social mission to develop and manage high-quality Theories of Change. It allows you to together with stakeholders co-create Theories of Change, and to present these in an interactive and engaging way.

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.

Participation in Economic Decision-Making: A Primer

This primer is designed to help programmes that aim to build participation into economic decision-making to better understand what ‘participation’ means. It focuses on what does meaningful participation in economic decision-making mean, and what might it look like? What does it mean to support people to have more control over their economic futures, and how might programmes do this?

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IFAD Evaluation manual, second edition

This Evaluation Manual’s primary function is to guide staff and consultants engaged in evaluation work at the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE). It also serves as a reference document for other IFAD staff and development partners, especially in recipient countries, on how evaluation of development programmes in the agriculture and rural development sector is conducted in IFAD.

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Stories of Change

This paper provides a brief introduction to stories of change as a tool for communicating progress and the value of a given project in an interesting and accessible way. It has been developed as part of the Global Open Knowledge Hub (GOKH) however the lessons can be translated to a wide range of programmes.

Improving Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) through Citizen-Led Monitoring

“We need to include the people affected by humanitarian crises and their communities in our decisions to be certain that the humanitarian response is relevant, timely, effective and efficient.”

This white paper examines methods to improve accountability to affected populations through citizenled monitoring.

Feed the Future

As the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future works to give families and communities in some of the world’s poorest countries the freedom and opportunity to lift themselves out of food insecurity and malnutrition.

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Rapid Outcome Mapping Approach

For the past decade, the RAPID team at ODI has been working with a wide range of organisations in a wide range of contexts to understand how to foster sustainable policy change. The result is ROMA – the RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach – which is the subject of this guide.

Embedding evaluation in national plans and policies to foster transformative development

Voluntary national reviews (VNRs) are an important tool, rolled out globally, for demonstrating how far countries are progressing toward realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); but VNRs represent just one approach to evaluation in the 2030 Agenda.

A Toolkit for Measuring Early Childhood Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

The primary purpose of this Toolkit is to provide a resource for researchers, evaluators, and program personnel from various disciplines interested in assessing early childhood development (ECD) in low- and middle-income countries—either for planning and evaluating interventions, monitoring development over time, or conducting a situation analysis. The Toolkit is intended to help produce reliable, actionable data on child development.