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Knowledge management tools and techniques: helping you access the right knowledge at the right time

Authors: Marilyn Leask, Caren Lee, Tim Milner, Michael Norton and Dimple Rathod

Publication date: March 2008

Knowledge management (KM)is about building organisational intelligence by enabling people to improve the way they work in capturing, sharing, and using
knowledge. It involves using the ideas and experience of employees, customers and suppliers to improve the organisation’s performance. Building on what
works well leads to better practice, strategy and policy.

Dynamics of Rural Innovation - a primer for emerging professionals

Authors: Pyburn, R. & Woodhill, J. (eds.)
Publication date: 2014

Dynamics of Rural Innovation – a primer for emerging professionals is a co-publication of KIT and Wageningen University’s Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) that brings together the experiences of over 40 conceptual thinkers and development practitioners to articulate lessons on agricultural innovation processes and social learning.

Monitoring and evaluation of policy influence and advocacy

Author: Tsui, J., Hearn, S. &  and Young, J. 
Publication date: 2014

This ODI working paper explores current trends in monitoring and evaluating policy influence and advocacy; discusses different theories of how policy influence happens; and presents a number of options to monitor and evaluate different aspects of advocacy interventions. Case studies describe how some organisations have used these options in practice to understand their impact and improve their advocacy strategies.

Assessment of sustainability elements/key risk factors practical guide

Author: Norad
Publication date: 2010

The Practical Guide is a supportive document for carrying out screening of relevant sustainability elements/key risk factors. The Guide is designed to be of practical use when identifying, assessing and documenting the effects and risks of a programme, among these the cross cutting issues referred to in the various grant scheme rules.

How Feedback Loops Can Improve Aid (and Maybe Governance)

Author: Whittle, D. (for the Center for Global Development)
Publication Date: 2013

If private markets can produce the iPhone, why can’t aid organizations create and implement development initiatives that are equally innovative and sought after by people around the world? The key difference is feedback loops. Well-functioning private markets excel at providing consumers with a constantly improving stream of high-quality products and services. Why? Because consumers give companies constant feedback on what they like and what they don’t.

The World Bank: Development Evaluation in Times of Turbulence : Dealing with Crises that Endanger Our Future

Authors: Rist, R.C. et alii. (for The World Bank)
Publication date: 2013

The papers in this World Bank volume are from the 2011 Global Assembly of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS). Nearly 350 development evaluators from eighty-five countries came together in Amman, Jordan to discuss and analyze the consequences of turbulence on evaluation. 

The World Bank: Building Better Policies : The Nuts and Bolts of Monitoring and Evaluation Systems

Author(s): Lopez-Acevedo, GKrause, PMackay, K (for The World Bank)

Publication date: 2012

The focus of this World Bank publication is on government M&E systems: what they comprise, how they are built and managed, and how they can be used to improve government performance. This book endeavors to expand the frontiers of issues that have been researched and analyzed.

Governance Indicators: A User's Guide

Author: Sudders, M., Nahem, J., et al.  
Publication Date: 2004 

"Demand for ways to measure different aspects of democracy, human rights and governance is increasing. This has led to a rapid growth in the number of indicators to assess government performance, the quality of institutions and people's perceptions.