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Week 50: Feedback loops – new buzzword, old practice?

IGuijt's picture 15th December 2014 by IGuijt

Recently, I had the good fortune to start collaboration with The MasterCard Foundation, which is strongly committed to what it calls ‘listening deeply and elevating voices’. This organisation is one of an increasing number in international development expressing more than a superficial interest in ‘client feedback’.

Week 49: The 1st international conference on realist approaches to evaluation: my ‘realist’ take-aways

Tiina Pasanen's picture 4th December 2014 by Tiina Pasanen

Tiina Pasanen is a Research Officer for the Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) Programme at the Overseas Development Programme (ODI). In this blog, Tiina shares her top three realist ‘take-aways’ from the 1st International Conference on Realist Approaches to Evaluation and reflects on when or how realist evaluation may be most useful.

Week 48: The value iceberg

Jim Coe and Rhonda Schlangen's picture 4th December 2014 by Jim Coe and Rhonda Schlangen

Rhonda Schlangen and Jim Coe are independent consultants who work with social change organisations and funders to develop and evaluate advocacy and campaigns. In ‘The Value Iceberg’, a Discussion Paper published by BetterEvaluation, they look at how concepts of 'value' and 'results' are being applied to advocacy and campaigning and present some alternative strategies for assessing advocacy.

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