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The 2014 Reader on Results Measurement: Current thinking on the DCED Standard

Edited by: Adam Kessler
Publication: 2014

The 2014 Reader on Results Measurement summarises key background information for the second Global Seminar took on Results Measurement that took place from 24 to 26 March in Bangkok.  It discusses current thinking on the DCED Standard for Measuring Results.

The Impact of Transparency and Accountability Initiatives

Authors: Gaventa, J. & McGee, R.
Publication date: 2013

This issue of Development Policy Review arises from a study of the impact and effectiveness of transparency and accountability initiatives (TAIs) in different development sectors. It analyses existing evidence, discusses how approaches to learning about TAIs might be improved, and recommends how impact and effectiveness could be enhanced.

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.

Tool kit on gender equality results and indicators

Author: Hunt, J. (for ADB & Government of Australia)
Publication date: 2013

This tool kit aims to assist development practitioners to ensure that gender perspectives are incorporated into development initiatives, and to monitor and evaluate gender equality results. It presents a menu of gender equality outcomes, results, and indicators that may be selected or adapted by users.

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

IPAL: Learning with Constituents. A guide to identifying, documenting and analyzing evidence of impact (planned or unplanned), and learning from this in dialogue with constituents.

Author: IPAL - Keystone
Publication date:

This guide is addressed to organizations that are seeking guidance on how to engage with their constituents in order to better monitor and evaluate their efforts, learn with and from their constituents and continuously make improvements in the way they work. It is also addressed to monitoring and evaluation consultants and facilitators.

The guide lays out ideas for activities and processes for organizations to engage and learn with their constituents. It provides guidelines for the time and resources required for each activity.

IPAL: Developing a theory of change. A guide to developing a theory of change as a framework for inclusive dialogue, learning and accountability for social impact.

Author: IPAL - Keystone
Publication date: 2009

This guide helps social purpose organizations to plan, monitor, evaluate and communicate their work in a way that makes practical sense of the complexity of social change processes and their measurement.

Guidance Note 3: Theory of Change approach to climate change adaptation programming

Authors: Bours, D., McGinn, C. & Pringle, P. (for SEA Change CoP, UKCIP)
Publication date: 2014

This Guidance Note describes the Theory of Change approach and explains why it is a good fit for climate change adaptation programming. It highlights its differences with the more familiar logic model / logical framework (‘logframe’) approaches – and also shows how they can be used together.

Monitoring & evaluation for climate change adaptation: A synthesis of tools, frameworks and approaches

Authors: Bours, D., McGinn, C. & Pringle, P. (for SEA Change CoP, UKCIP)
Publication date: 2013

This report represents a synthesis and summary of frameworks for the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of climate change adaptation (CCA) interventions, with a specific focus on international development projects and programs.

The objective of this report is to:

Vulnerability assessments: Experiences of GIZ with vulnerability assessments at the local level

Author: Bünner, N. (for GIZ)
Publication date: 2013

The goal of this factsheet with additional descriptions of Vulnerability Assessment (VA) applications is to provide an overview of experiences with VAs gained in GIZ projects and make these experiences available to others.