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The web of institutionalisation: Assessing Uptake of ToC Thinking in Hivos

This document introduces and elaborates on the notion of the 'web' of institutionalisation by Levy (1996) as part of the internal assessment by Hivos of the institutionalisation of Theory of Change thinking. It zooms in on the core elements, presented by Levy as the citizen's, policy, organizational and delivery sphere and lists guiding questions for each sphere, specifically formulated for Hivos' internal assessment.

Tools for enhancing interdisciplinary communication

Authors: Winowiecki, L. et alii.
Publication date: 2011 (In Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy, (7) 1)

A diverse group of postdoctoral research fellows aimed to bring together scientific, political, economic, demographic, geographic, ecological, and ethical perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of sustainable development. Communicating effectively across often disparate disciplines turned out to be their first challenge. This community essay chronicles that part of our journey. 

Real-time Evaluations of Humanitarian Action - An ALNAP Guide

Authors: Cosgrave, J., Ramalingam, B. and Beck, T.
Publication date: 2009

This pilot guide is intended to help evaluation managers to commission and oversee, and team leaders to conduct, real-time evaluations (RTEs) of humanitarian operational responses. Drawing on a synthesis of existing good practices, it sets out a flexible approach that can be adapted to a variety of contexts.

CDI Conference Report 2014: Improving the use of monitoring & evaluation processes and findings

Author(s)/Organisation: Visser, I; Kusters, C.S.L; Guijt, I; Roefs, M; Buizer, N. 
Date: July 2014

This report summarises the outline and outputs of the conference ‘Improving the Use of Monitoring & Evaluation Processes and Findings’, which took place on March 20-21, 2014.

The World Bank: enGENDER IMPACT

EnGENDER IMPACT, a World Bank initiative aims to contribute to gender equality by:
1) supporting global knowledge sharing and uptake of key lessons
2) encouraging more and better IEs in key gender topics

The web of institutionalisation: Assessing Uptake of ToC Thinking in Hivos

This document introduces and elaborates on the notion of the 'web' of institutionalisation by Levy (1996) as part of the internal assessment by Hivos of the institutionalisation of Theory of Change thinking. It zooms in on the core elements, presented by Levy as the citizen's, policy, organizational and delivery sphere and lists guiding questions for each sphere, specifically formulated for Hivos' internal assessment.

Impact investing and beyond: mapping support to social enterprises in emerging markets

Authors: Whitley, S., Darko, E. & Howells, G.
Publication date: 2013

With support from the Shell Foundation, ODI undertook a study to see if it was both feasible and useful to compile data on the range of support to social enterprises in emerging markets.

The study revealed three main findings:

1.     it is possible to collect and present useful information on support to social enterprises in emerging markets,

DLP Background Paper 12: Monitoring and Evaluation when Politics Matters

Authors: Roche, C. & Kelly, L. (for DLP - Developmental Leadership Program)
Publication Date: 2012

It seems that we are on the frontier of a narrative shift: between a technical, rational, and scientific approach to development, and a recognition that politics matters; that poverty reduction is not a technical problem but requires significant social change, and that this social change is, and must be, both political and locally led.

BetterEvaluation: Two Sides of the Evaluation Coin

Authors: Cranston, P.; Beynon, P.; Rowley, J.

Publication date: 2013

This publication by BetterEvaluation aims to present a honest narrative co-constructed by the commissioner and the contractor concerning one evaluation experience. Together they reflect how the value of the overall process and final products could have been increased. Doing so, two often experienced and seldom discussed lessons related to communication and the inception phase stand out.

ARC/CRS M&E series, Module 08: Effective Report Writing / Human Interest Stories

This publication by the American Red Cross and the Catholic Relief Services aims to provide readers with a document that helps them to understand better how human interest stories can be used to enhance or complement current program evaluation tools.