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The need for institutional change in capacity development of tertiary agricultural education

Authors: Mundie Salm, Gerard Baltissen, Richard Hawkins, Jifke Sol, Ruud Ludemann, Anouka van Eerdewijk, Mariana Wongtschowski, Driek Enserink and Marlene Roefs.

Publication date: October 2014

The State of Measurement Practice in the SGB Sector

Authors: Edens, G. & Lall, S.
Publication date: 2014

This report reviews the current state of measurement in two types of organizations that directly support small and growing businesses (SGBs) – impact investors and capacity development providers. Using a mixed-methods approach, the authors collected data and interviewed over 30 organizations across these two categories, and analyzed key trends in measurement practice. 

Using evaluation for a change: Insights from humanitarian practitioners

Authors: Hallam, A. & Bonino, F.
Publication date: 2013

The main objective of this paper is to motivate and encourage humanitarian evaluators, by highlighting and discussing concrete ways to address the challenge of poor or ineffective use of evaluation.

Managing for Capacity Results: A paper for the Cairo Workshop on Capacity Development

Author: Heather Baser
Date: 2011

This paper for the Cairo Workshop on Capacity Development, March 28-29, 2011, was produced at the request of the Development Cooperation Directorate of the OECD, Paris in collaboration with the Learning Network on Capacity Development (LenCD).

The increasing recognition of the crucial contribution that capacity makes to sustainable development as well as its importance as a fundamental objective of aid suggests that those developing countries and their partners who are committed to managing for development results (MfDR) need to find ways to effectively manage for capacity results. This paper explores some of those ways. For the purposes of this paper, “managing for capacity results” refers to defining, implementing, monitoring and evaluating and adjusting capacity development efforts to effectively support sustainable development.

POET User's Manual Participatory Organizational Evaluation Tool

Author: Beryl Levinger and Evan Bloom 
Publication Date: 2004 

PROSE (the methodology behind POET) stands for Participatory, Results-Oriented, Self-Evaluation, a new methodology for assessing and enhancing organizational capacities. PROSE is designed for use by service organizations, schools, and government units committed to dramatically improving their ability to promote significant, positive, and lasting change.

Monitoring And Evaluation Aspects Of Capacity Ans Capacity Development

Author: David Watson 
Publication Date: 2005

ECDPM Study on Evaluation Aspects of Capacity and Capacity Development. This paper has been drawn up in preparation of one of several Theme Papers being produced under the auspices of the above study programme.

Communicating with Impact

Author: Featuring Phil Harkins 
Publication Date: 2003 

Specifically, the program will focus on: How to build commitment to action in meetings Communication techniques to deal with difficult people, How to gear your conversations toward mutual wants and needs, action steps, and commitments,