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  1. Using Plain English

    Resource
    Guide
    2008

    This paper from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) outlines the rationale for using plain English and describes a number of strategies that can be used to ensure documents are written clearly and concisely. 

  2. How to write effective policy briefs

    Resource
    2013

    This slideshow from Communication Policy Research South (CPR South) outlines the process for creating a policy brief and includes a number of examples to demonstrate their use.

  3. TTC Mobile

    Resource
    Tool
    2014

    TTC Mobile is a tool that uses mobile phone technology to send out and receive information to educate, engage and empower people on wellbeing related issues. TTC Mobile has set up mobile phone-based programmes for multiple organisations in Africa and South America.

  4. Big Data for Development: A primer

    Resource
    Example
    2013

    This slide show, from United Nations Global Pulse, is aimed at supporter international development and humanitarian communities make sense of Big Data. It explains the concepts and ideas behind using Big Data for social good in an accessible and relevant manner.

  5. Children in Focus: A Manual for Participatory Research with Children

    Resource
    Guide
    1997

    This guide, edited by Jo Boyden and Judith Ennew for Save the Children Sweden, provides detailed guidance on conducting participatory field research on the situation of children in societies.  The overall aim is to provide data that can be used to develop child focused programs and advocacy.

  6. Learn how you can help your organization connect strategy and evaluation

    Event
    31st March, 2014

    Who should attend? Foundation and nonprofit senior leaders and practitioners interested in learning more about evaluation and learning activities. Featured panelists: Medina Haeri, Oak Foundation Rebekah Levin, Robert R.

  7. How to visualise your data using a motion chart

    Resource
    Overview
    2013

    This blog post by Rob Worthington introduces motion charts and their utility. It explains how to create your own motion charts using Google Docs and how to embed it in a website.

  8. DFID’s Approach to Value for Money (VfM)

    Resource
    Guide
    2014

    This guide from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) sets out the principles that are used to ensure value for money in DFID development programmes. The paper outlines clear messages about achieving value for money in order to maximise the impact of programmes on beneficiaries lives.  It includes two frameworks: the first highlights the principles used by DFID to ensure value for money; the second focuses on results and value for money.

  9. Rigorous Qualitative Analysis

    Event
    Course
    18th November, 2014 to 20th November, 2014
    Indonesia
    Paid

    The fee-paying workshop will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia 19 - 21 November 2014. It will be conducted by ResultsinHealth, an international public health advisory agency, together with Fiona Kotvojs (an  experienced, Australia based evaluator). This workshop focuses on conducting rigorous and innovative qualitative analysis, particularly the use of content analysis and hierarchical card sorting.  In additions participants will learn to apply the MSC Database – a powerful, easy to use, online data recording and analysis system.

  10. How to make a scatterplot with a smooth fitted line

    Resource
    Guide
    2014

    This tutorial by Nathan Yau from FlowingData outlines an easy method for fitting a line to data points of a scatterplot by using open source software. 

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