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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

A Guide for Developing a Logical Framework

Author: Centre for International Development and Training 

The Logical Framework is a tool to help strengthen project design, implementation and evaluation. This guide helps to develop and use a Logical Framework.

Budgeting in the real world: 2013 CAPE conference report

Author: Welham, B. (for ODI)
Publication date: 2014

​The 2013 CAPE Conference on ‘budgeting in the real world’ took place on the 13 and 14 of November in London and was broadcast live online.

The focus was on real-life issues facing budget managers, and their supporters, as they develop, execute and report on national expenditure plans.

Results management in norwegian development cooperation: A practical guide

Author: Norad
Publication date: 2008

Findings from Management Reviews of Norwegian development cooperation reveal a need and a demand for a practical introduction to the main concepts, principles and especially tools of results management. This short guide is an attempt to respond to that demand, the purpose being to increase staff’s knowledge of the main principles of results and risk management and what it means in practical terms throughout the various stages of programme management.

A guide for planning and strategy development in the face of complexity

Authors: Hummelbrunner, R. & Jones, H.
Publication date: 2013

This Background Note is a guide, explaining how planning and strategy development can be carried out despite complexity. While it is true that complex situations require a greater focus on learning and adaptation, this does not render plan­ning irrelevant.

A guide for managing projects and programmes in the face of complexity

Authors: Hummelbrunner, R. & Jones, H.
Publication date: 2013

Complexity heightens the importance of effective management, but poses challenges for the tools and approaches used most widely to manage international development projects.

This ODI guide, which follows 'A guide to planning and strategy development in the face of complexity', addresses the challenges managers face steering development interventions towards their intended goals in the face of three types of challenges:

ALNAP: Harnessing the power of evaluation in humanitarian action: An initiative to improve understanding and use of evaluation

Authors: Hallam, A. (for ALNAP)
Publication Date: 2011

ALNAP commissioned a process of action research, of which this paper is a part, focusing on strengthening institutional understanding, capacities, and processes in order to better harness the power of Evaluations of Humanitarian Action (EHA). The initial research, which involved a literature review and interviews across the ALNAP member organisations, identified areas for further examination. A central emerging lesson is that improving EHA capacities and processes is a complex undertaking that involves a wide range of actors and factors, including allocation of resources engaging senior leaders and realigning operational procedures.

A guide to project M&E - Managing for Impact

Authors: I. Guijt & J.Woodhill
Publication Date: 2000 

Collection of booklets focusing on project M&E and stakeholder engagement in M&E through understanding, learning and agreeing. Clear overview of background ideas and details on how to set up and implement an M&E system.

Enhancing ownership and sustainability. A resource book on participation. Part 3

Author: IFAD, ANGOC & IIRR 
Publication Date: 2001 

Participatory Project Planning and Implementati

Manual Project Cycle Management

Author: ECHO
Publication Date: 2005

A manual on PCM and Logical Framework Approach for ECHO, the Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid.