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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"

Women’s voice and leadership in decision-making: Assessing the evidence

Authors:  Pilar Domingo, Rebecca Holmes, Tam O’Neil, Nicola Jones, Kate Bird, Anna Larson, Elizabeth Presler-Marshall and Craig Valters

Publication date: April 2015

The report looks at whether women’s capabilities and actions in different spheres lead them to have more presence and influence within private and public decision-making. Based on a review of over 400 sources, the report is organised around thematic chapters on women’s political participation, social activism, and economic empowerment.

The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index

The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), a groundbreaking tool to measure the empowerment, agency and inclusion of women in the agriculture sector, has celebrated its second anniversary. The WEAI measures the empowerment, agency, and inclusion of women in the agriculture sector in an effort to identify ways to overcome those obstacles and constraints.

Filling the learning gap in program implementation using participatory monitoring and evaluation. Lessons from farmer field schools in Zanzibar

Author(s): Elias Zerfu & Sindu W. Kebede
Publication date: 2013

This study is motivated by the idea that even though participatory monitoring and evaluation (PM&E) is widely accepted as a tool to manage development programs to be effective, its application is widely constrained by its high start-up resource requirements in terms of both finance and time. However, this paper argues that after the initial investment is made, the payback from using PM&E is much higher both in terms of grassroots-level learning, empowerment, and capacity building and in terms of higher-level strategic decision making which enhances impact.

CDI-IDS: Tools and guidelines for improving the evaluability of INGO empowerment and accountability programmes

Author(s): Shutt, C. & McGee, R. (for the Centre for Development Impact)

Publication year: 2013

This Centre for Development Impact (CDI-IDS) Practice Paper Annex is the result of an analysis of INGO evaluation practice in empowerment and accountability (E&A) programmes commissioned by CARE UK, Christian Aid, Plan UK and World Vision UK.

CDI-IDS: Improving the evaluability of INGO empowerment and accountability programmes

Author(s): Shutt, C. & McGee, R. (for the Centre for Development Impact)

Publication year: 2013

This Centre for Development Impact (CDI-IDS) Practice Paper is based on an analysis of international NGO (INGO) evaluation practice in empowerment and accountability (E&A) programmes commissioned by CARE UK, Christian Aid, Plan UK and World Vision UK. It reviews evaluation debates and their implications for INGOs.

Partnerships with People

Author: Department of Trade & Industry, UK et al. 
Publication Date: 2000
 
Demonstrating how innovative and successful organisations bring the best out of their people to achieve significantly enhanced business performance.

Towards a framework for assessing empowerment

Author: Mosedale, Sarah 
Publication Date: 2003 

When policymakers and practitioners decide that 'empowerment' - usually of women or the poor - is a development goal what do they mean? And how do they determine the extent to which it has been achieved? Despite empowerment having become a widely used term in this context there is no accepted method for measuring and tracking changes.

Some realities behind the rhetoric of downward accountability

Authors: Tina Wallace  & Jennifer Chapman 
Publication Date: 2003 

This working paper explores some of the issues arising from the current way that donors and UK NGOs structure their reporting and accountability requirements, and challenges some of the beliefs about partnership, participation and bottom up development processes.