Centre for Development Innovation

Apr 4

Conference: Communicating Evidence for Sustainable Development

04-04-2018 - 05-04-2018

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Next M&E on the cutting edge conference: 3-4 April 2019 (tentative dates)

A conference for sustainable development

This conference aimed to seek clarity in the role that communication can play in generating and using evidence for sustainable development.

Jun 4

Food systems for healthy and sustainable diets

04-06-2018 - 22-06-2018

By 2050 the world population is estimated to have grown to around 9.7 billion people . The global challenge is not only how to feed the growing population, but also how to provide a nutritious diet for healthy living that can be sustained for generations. Present food systems do not ensure nutritious diets, reflected in the high levels of malnutrition (both under- and over) in the world. Food systems need to be transformed to sustainably address the societal challenges and move from just supplying sufficient food to providing sufficient high quality diets for all.


Mar 19

Evaluating and managing for sustainable development impact

19-03-2018 - 06-04-2018

Course on the Managing for Sustainable Development Impact approach (M4SDI). The M4SDI approach is an integrated, results oriented management approach, which can be used across a range of sectors and domains in a variety of contexts.


Apr 6

Conference: Measuring what matters in a ‘post-truth’ society

06-04-2017 - 06-04-2017

Thanks to all presenters and participants for a wonderful conference!

Please find the conference report, presentations and papers on the right hand side.

Please find a reflection blog on the conference here.


Mar 17

Conference: Partnering for Success: How M&E can strengthen partnerships for sustainable development

17-03-2016 - 18-03-2016

8th Annual ‘M&E on the Cutting Edge’ Conference; Wageningen, the Netherlands

Oct 6

CDI Seminar: Design and facilitation of multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs)

06-10-2015 - 06-10-2015

On October 6th, the Centre of Development Innovation (CDI), of Wageningen University & Research Centre will launch the new book, "The MSP Guide: How to Design and Facilitate Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships".

Jun 5

CDI course: Monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment of food and nutrition security programmes

05-06-2017 - 23-06-2017

The 2013 Lancet nutrition series reported that rigorous evaluations on the effects of nutrition programmes are scarce or non-existent. This absence of adequate monitoring, evaluation and impact assessments represents a major constraint in food and nutrition insecurity programmes. 

Mar 20

CDI course: Evaluating and Managing for Sustainable Development Impact

20-03-2017 - 07-04-2017

Most development initiatives take place in highly dynamic contexts: a diversity of people is involved and change processes are complex and uncertain. Guiding your development initiative towards impact involves navigating related challenges. In this three-week course you will strengthen your ability to play a significant role in managing for impact (M4I).


Oct 31

CDI Refresher Course: The use of up-to-date indicators in monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment of food and nutrition security programmes

31-10-2016 - 11-11-2016

The main objective of this 2-week Refresher course is to assist and capacitate participants in making M&E and impact assessment for Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) programmes practical and effective.

Oct 17

CDI course: Facilitating multi-stakeholder processes and social learning

17-10-2016 - 04-11-2016

This course covers state-of-the-art thinking about designing and facilitating MSPs and institutional change. You will learn what MSPs are, why we need them, what their key elements are and how to design and facilitate them. Creating MSPs means finding innovative approaches to work together across boundaries of business, government and civil society. We will work highly interactive building on participant’s own experiences.