Capacity Development

Capacity development in evaluation & communication to maximize impact

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The Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services (CRECS) with uOttawa has developed and tested a capacity development approach that provides research partners with support in utilization-focused evaluation and research communication. Watch this short video for more information on it.

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. The present article reviews the results and methodological design of an evaluation at higher education centres in Bolivia, Ghana and India. The ambition of these programmes was to integrate endogenous knowledge and values into education and research programmes.

Knowledge management and communication to address information access and power asymmetries for resource-poor producers in value chains

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Authors: Bode, R. et alii.
Publication date: 2008, In: Knowledge Management for Development Journal, 4(1): 5-20

This paper provides some evidence about the role of knowledge management and communication in establishing effective value chains with resource-poor producers.

It first introduces some terms and definitions regarding value chains, social networks and information, knowledge and communication. This leads to a conceptualization of a theoretical framework on knowledge management and communication in value chains.

CLEAR M&E Roundtable Series # 7 - Scaling-Up Social Programs

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This roundtable was the seventh in a series of M&E roundtables organised by CLEAR South Asia. This roundtable was conducted by Dr. Richard Kohl, Founder and Principal, Center for Large Scale Social Change LLC, (CLSSC) whose mission is to support scaling up of high-impact innovations worldwide.

The first part of the roundtable featured a presentation on the scaling up framework, challenges to scaling up, and ways to address them. It covered:

CARE Climate vulnerability and capacity analysis (CVCA) handbook

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The CVCA methodology is based on a framework of “enabling factors” for Community-Based Adaptation (CBA). It is designed to feed into and strengthen planning processes by providing vital, context-specific information about the impacts of climate change and local vulnerability.

This handbook provides an overview of the methodology, as well as practical guidance for using it in the design and implementation of adaptation actions.

Making Monkey Business: Building Company/Community Dialogue in the Philippines

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This is one of four films in a series on company-community dialogue produced by the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at HarvardKennedySchool. The film conveys the process as experienced by those who participated - community, company and government representatives - and is told in their own voices.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.