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Six Key Findings on the Use of Theories of Change in International Development

Author: Valters, Craig
Publication date: August 2014

The Theory of Change approach is becoming a pervasive part of development practice: as an artefact, as a management tool, and increasingly as a common discourse which implementers use to explain and explore their interventions. In this blog post, Craig Valters introduces the 6 key findings of his research and paper.

Six Key Findings on the Use of Theories of Change in International Development

Author: Valters, Craig
Publication date: August 2014

The Theory of Change approach is becoming a pervasive part of development practice: as an artefact, as a management tool, and increasingly as a common discourse which implementers use to explain and explore their interventions. In this blog post, Craig Valters introduces the 6 key findings of his research and paper.

Global mental health policy influence toolkit

Mental health affects one in four people globally. Yet it does not receive due policy-influence. This toolkit aims to support researchers and project teams to maximise their policy-influence.

How to make a Participatory Video: 10 key steps

This video was shot during the making of a participatory video in Telecho village, Ethiopia. It is meant to show in 10 easy steps the process used during this participatory video training. We trained 14 youth age 14- 16 that have no access to electricity and TV to hold a camera, speak on a microphone and do interviews, making their own film.

Participatory Video produced in the framework of the project: "Promotion of Collaborative Spatial Information Management and Communication in East and Southern Africa"

Knowledge co-creation: Interaction between science and society

Authors: Barbara J. Regeer and Joske F.G. Bunders

Publication date: June 2009

A transdisciplinary approach to complex societal issues

This publication includes the perspectives of eight individuals involved in government, business and societal organisations. They voice, their experiences, anecdotes, reflections and expertise regarding the issues explored in this publication. How do they shape complex co-operation processes? What is the meaning of knowledge co-creation in their working practices?

AEA Webinar: Evaluation Jitters Part Two: Managing an Evaluation - Alice Willard

This webinar is part of a four-part series on monitoring and evaluation. Once an evaluation begins, the evaluation team needs a key organizational contact. This contact is often a junior staff person assigned to 'manage' the evaluation process. Rather than a technical or a senior manager, this contact's job can include helping smooth logistics (setting up meetings), providing routine communication to the organization's management about the progress of the evaluation, and also serving as the 'go to' for challenges and opportunities that come up during an evaluation.

CARE Climate vulnerability and capacity analysis (CVCA) handbook

The CVCA methodology is based on a framework of “enabling factors” for Community-Based Adaptation (CBA). It is designed to feed into and strengthen planning processes by providing vital, context-specific information about the impacts of climate change and local vulnerability.

This handbook provides an overview of the methodology, as well as practical guidance for using it in the design and implementation of adaptation actions.

Video: TED-X Nijmegen on Brilliant failure

TEDxNijmegen 2013 had a 'real' therapeutical session, with a psychiatrist and on his sofa Henk Smid, director of ZonMw, the Dutch Organization for Health Research and Development. ZonMw funds health research and stimulates use of the knowledge developed to help improve health and healthcare. Smid was stressed and suffered from sleeplessness. The cause was that he found it very difficult to talk about failures his organization discovered.

Reflection Methods: Tools to Make Learning More Explicit - Manual for Facilitators and Trainers

Authors:  Femke Gordijn, Jan Helder & Natalia Eerdman
Publication Date: 2012 

This manual describes a number of tools for facilitating reflection processes in courses, to advance learning and promote positive change. The tools can be used to facilitate the process of reflecting on the knowledge and experiences participants of short courses acquire, with the aim of making their leaning more explicit and articulated and contribute to their professional performance in their own working context.

100 ways to energise groups: Games to use in workshops, meetings and the community

Author: The International HIV/AIDS Alliance 
Publication Date: 2002
 
Short description of 100 energizers for workshops and trainings