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  • Why should I care about evaluation? | ALNAP

    Humanitarian evaluations need buy in, or they won’t have any resonance ALNAP’s Alexandra Warner and Neil Dillon think there are at least four reasons to care about evaluation: Evaluations are an opportunity to listen and be listened to. An evaluation can be an opportunity for the stakeholders, such as the affected population, to provide feedback… Read More Why should I care about evaluation? | ALNAP […]

  • Data for Development: An Evaluation of World Bank Support for Data and Statistical Capacity | IEG

    This evaluation assesses how effectively the World Bank has supported development data production, sharing, and use, and suggests ways to improve its approach. At the global level, the World Bank has a strong reputation in development data and has been highly effective in data production. However, the Bank Group needs to determine its future role… Read More Data for Development: An Evaluation of World Bank Support for Data and Statistical Capacity | IEG […]

  • #Data for #Development | OECD Development Co-operation Report 2017

    Data are a prerequisite for delivering the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and ensuring that no one is left behind. The Development Co‑operation Report 2017 focuses on data for development because quality, timely and disaggregated data are crucial for achieving the ultimate goal of development: improving the welfare of people and fighting… Read More #Data for #Development | OECD Development Co-operation Report 2017 […]

  • Responding to Refugee Crises in Developing Countries: What Can We Learn From Evaluations? – OECD

    Responding to Refugee Crises in Developing Countries: What Can We Learn From Evaluations? provides evidence from evaluations to feed into guidance on better programming that is being developed through the Development Assistance Committee Temporary Working Group on Refugees and Migration. It is complemented by three case studies on Afghanistan, South Sudan and Ethiopia/Uganda. Source: Refugees… Read More Responding to Refugee Crises in Developing Countries: What Can We Learn From Evaluations? – OECD […]

  • Three prerequisites for learning in development aid | Norad

    The evaluation department in Norad identifies the main lessons to be learned from the last year of evaluations. In last year’s report, the evaluation department in Norad raised the question of whether any learning actually takes place in development policy. ‘This year, we are bringing this argumentation a bit further and highlight certain key prerequisites… Read More Three prerequisites for learning in development aid | Norad […]

  • Finland’s Evaluation on development cooperation by civil society organisations

    Finland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs has commissioned an independent evaluation of the development cooperation of 22 Finnish civil society organisations. The evaluation praises the organisations for their cost-effective work at grassroots level, but urges them to further improve their long-term effectiveness and the work to strengthen civil societies in their target countries.  CSO3 Meta-analysis (in… Read More Finland’s Evaluation on development cooperation by civil society organisations […]

  • Counting What Counts in Development | Human Development Reports

    To most people, “development” is best measured by the quantity of change – like gains in average income, life expectancy, or years spent in school. The Human Development Index (HDI), a composite measure of national progress that my office at the United Nations Development Programme oversees, combines all three statistics to rank countries relative to… Read More Counting What Counts in Development | Human Development Reports […]

  • Bond’s new online Theory of change course

    Bond created an interactive, online version of our popular Theory of change essentials course, ideal if you’re based outside the UK, are unable to take time away from the office or simply prefer online learning. You will take part in two participatory online sessions and complete a team assignment. Although you are not in the… Read More Bond’s new online Theory of change cours […]

  • Free Ebook: The Ultimate Guide to Effective Data Collection

    A typical problem many M&E practitioners face is not being able to effectively collect and respond to the data they need for course correction and program improvement. This 30-page free guide shares simple tips and methods to improve your data collection. It includes 9 chapters that will help you design a better survey for data… Read More Free Ebook: The Ultimate Guide to Effective Data Collection […]

  • Recent Research on Women’s Economic Empowerment | Donor Committee for Enterprise Development DCED

    Originally posted on blog.weitzenegger.de: The DCED is a forum for learning about the most effective ways to fulfil the SDGs – based on practical experience in Private Sector Development (PSD). The September 2017 update brings together key findings from recent original studies on constraints and solutions to women’s economic empowerment (WEE), as w […]

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