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Book: The politics of evidence

From evidence based policy to the good governance of evidence.

There has been an enormous increase in interest in the use of evidence for public policymaking, but the vast majority of work on the subject has failed to engage with the political nature of decision making and how this influences the ways in which evidence will be used (or misused) within political areas. This book provides new insights into the nature of political bias with regards to evidence and critically considers what an ‘improved’ use of evidence would look like from a policymaking perspective.

Drones in Agriculture: The Ultimate Guide to Putting Your Drone to Work on the Farm

This publication offers practical help to farmers to implement drone solutions in their farms. Drone solutions have been used by farmers to detect crop health issues, pests’ invasion and monitoring and assess losses after a major disaster.

VFM Step by Step Guide

Value for Money Step-by-Step Guide: What is the cost of reaching each output and outcome of our project and are these costs justifiable?

Quasi-Experimental Design and Methods

This methodological brief gives a description of quasi-experimental design and methods and provides guidelins on when it is appropriate to use them. It also explores the use of these methods for constructing comparison groups and for data analysis.

UNEG Quality Checklist for Evaluation Reports

Approved at the UNEG AGM 2010, this quality checklist for evaluation reports serves as a guideline for UNEG members in the preparation and assessment of an evaluation report.

Guide for the Review of Evaluation Reports

The purpose of this guide is to provide analysts from the Centre Of Excellence For Evaluation (CEE) with some general guidelines on how to approach the evaluation review process and how to provide feedback to TBS Program Sector analysts and departmental program managers.

Co-creation Guide: Realising Social Innovation together

On the 24-25th May, 2011, nearly 100 participants gathered in Amsterdam to discuss the advantages and pitfalls of co-creation between citizens and organisations in this new technology-mediated world. A global community including professionals from public agencies, NGOs, global firms and universities joined with technology experts, policymakers, and service users to explore these issues. This guide is a result of the outcome of the discussions.

Communications monitoring, evaluation and learning toolkit

This toolkit provides a framework to think about communications monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), and offers example questions, indicators and tools to do it.

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Evaluation and Communication in Practice

Designing evaluation and communication strategies together creates a learning space that enables projects to be clear on their goals and strategies, and to adjust them. This finding is the outcome of five years of action-research by the DECI-2 project. The DECI-2 Team is launching their revamped website.

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Organisational Learning in NGOs

This Praxis Paper explores the importance of organisational learning in NGOs drawing on examples gathered from interviews mainly with Northern NGO staff and from an extensive review of the literature.