M&E System Development

Improving communication between aid agencies and crisis-affected people: Lessons from the infoasaid project

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Authors: Chapelier, C. & Shah, A.
Publication date: 2013

The growing recognition of the importance of communication in disaster response has prompted an upsurge in discussions, publications and initiatives aimed at better understanding the potential of broadcast media and new technologies to improve how agencies communicate with their beneficiaries and, ultimately, enhance the quality and accountability of humanitarian assistance.

Oxfam Canada Engendering Change (EC) Evaluation

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Authors: PEER Associates
Publication date: 2013

In this evaluation case study of the Engendering Change program in Zimbabwe, the evaluation employed a case study approach, using the Most Significant Change (MSC) methodology to collect stories from the staff and their constituents. This report presents the evaluation methods and outcomes.

Evaluation as a multi-stakeholder learning process: the Programme for Capacity and Theory Building for Universities and Research Centres in Endogenous Development (CAPTURED) in Bolivia, Ghana and India

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Authors: Millar, D. et alii.
Publication date: 2013, In: Knowledge Management for Development 9 (3): 47-62

An evaluation is a particular multi-stakeholder event during which different actors share and analyse results after several years. If the evaluation has a strong formative purpose, the evaluation team is requested to facilitate a learning process involving all key actors. Evaluations that emphasise deeper learning have to be designed in such a way that different perspectives emerge and are appreciated in an interactive way.

International (English) Course on Participatory Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation – Managing for Impact (the Netherlands)

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The (English) course recognises that "blue print planning" has become unworkable and often counterproductive. Instead, more flexible, adaptive and process orientated approaches are required. M&E needs to be learning focused, and directed towards supporting managers to cope in a complex and rapidly changing world.

International (French) Course on Participatory Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation - Managing for Impact (Burkina Faso)

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This (French) course is organised in collaboration with Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population (ISSP) and the Africa Evaluation Association (AfrEA), annually since 2011. The course recognises that "blue print planning" has become unworkable and often counterproductive.

Development of a country M&E system (Jordan), for IFAD

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Provide advisory services to assist in the development of a country M&E system for IFAD in Jordan. Their primary government partners are the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Planning and International cooperation. They view the development of a M&E system within the MOA for their programmes as a possible model for other ministries.

Conducting a Country Baseline Study for the Girl Power Programme of the Child Rights Alliance (10 countries in Latin America, Africa & Asia), for Plan NL

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The Girl Power programme, developed by 6 civil society organisations in the Netherlands, working together in the Child Rights Alliance (CRA), runs from 2011 to 2015. Its main goal is to build capacity in local civil society in 10 countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia, to support the empowerment of girls and young women for gender equality.

Support to baseline development (global), for Cordaid

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Support to overall baseline approach and framework (linked to M&E system) Cordaid alliance: Input into overall baseline development (principles, approach) and M&E system development.

Integrating Managing for Impact and Results-Based Management (Jordan), for IFAD

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Developed recommendations for a Results-Based Country Strategy and Opportunities Paper (RB-COSOP) 2008-2012 results-framework and monitoring plan, aligned to Government strategic targets;

Facilitation of M&E system development (Uganda, Niger, Zambia and Rwanda), for Agri-ProFocus

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One of the main goals of the Agri-ProFocus members is to build solid, transparent and action-oriented support programmes to promote farmer entrepreneurship.