New Material

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Presenters’ bios and summaries of their presentations will be released shortly. Date: Wednesday, April 26th Time: 12pm to 1pm PDT Where: Zoom Video Conference

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This checklist by Kelly N. Robertson and Lori Wingate provides suggestions for the content and organization of long-form evaluation reports that are concise, easy-to-understand, and easy-to-navigate. The checklist is not a rigid set of requirements, but rather a compilation of suggestions based on evaluation literature, the authors’ experience, and input from experts. It will be useful for those who are new to writing evaluation reports, but also as a refresher to those who are more experienced in the genre.
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The Success Case Method (SCM) involves identifying the most and least successful cases in a program and examining them in detail. This approach was developed by Robert Brinkerhoff to assess the impact of organizational interventions, such as training and coaching, though the use of SCM is not limited to this context. It is a useful approach to document stories of impact and to develop an understanding of the factors that enhance or impede impact.
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This week, Arnaldo Pellini (Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute and Lead for Learning at the Knowledge Sector Initiative, Indonesia) and Louise Shaxson (Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute) reflect on some of the challenges around monitoring, evaluating and learning (MEL) from adaptive programmes? This blog is part of our focus on Adaptive Management.

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Le réseau F3E rassemble plus 80 organisations françaises : ONG et collectivités territoriales autour de  l’amélioration de leurs actions de solidarité et de coopération internationales.  Les 4 et 5 mai 2017, le F3E organise la première édition des Journées de son réseau.

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Facilitated by the Barefoot Guide Connection – www.barefootguide.org. Based on the experience of facilitating Writeshops for the development of Barefoot Guides. Social change and development organisations and practitioners struggle to tell and to learn from their own rich stories and to communicate these to others. The few tools they have, in the dry formats for reporting to donors, are usually too simplistic and dry.

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