Whilst the original DECI-1 (Developing Evaluation Capacity in ICT4D) program focused on Utilization-Focused Evaluation (UFE) mentoring in Asia, DECI-2 has a much broader scope.
- "DECI-2 provides capacity development in both evaluation and communication for IDRC research projects in the Information & Networks Program (I&N).
- DECI-2 offers mentoring in Utilization-Focused Evaluation – an approach to evaluation that focuses on producing evaluations that are actually utilized. At the same time, DECI-2 offers mentoring in Research Communication, to assist projects in developing and implementing their communication strategies.
- DECI-2 is a research project aimed at test-driving capacity development in these two fields. An assumption is that the combined effect of UFE and Research Communication will enhance the internal learning culture within projects; and it will enable projects to focus attention early on communication planning to enhance the reach and use of research outcomes." (International Development Research Centre (IDRC), 2012).
The page has a range of resources on both the DECI-1 and DECI-2 projects including case studies and examples.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC). (2012). DECI-2: Developing evaluation & communication capacity in information society research. Retrieved from http://evaluationinpractice.wordpress.com/