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

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 well…

Illustrating models and theories of change | Chris Lysy

New Blog: Illustrating and Storifying Models and TOCs Chris Lysy (a.k.a. ‘the Evaluation Cartoonist’ of Fresh Spectrum) recently storified and illustrated one of Patricia Rogers’ logic models – turning an otherwise static series of boxes and arrows into something more engaging and intuitive for wider stakeholders Source: Illustrating models and theories of change | Better Evaluation

2016 Meta-analysis: Evidence for decision making | TRANSFORM

Issue no. 11 of TRANSFORM presents the fourth meta-analysis of decentralized evaluations managed by UN Women in 2016. 2016 Meta-analysis: Evidence for decision making This meta-analysis synthesizes insights and findings from 36 evaluations across 52 countries, to look for trends and wisdom on what works for gender equality. The new “Pathways to Impact” feature shares… Read More 2016 Meta-analysis: Evidence for decision making | TRANSFORM

European Commission Evaluation Methodology

EuropeAid Methodological bases for evaluation The EU has developed and formalised a methodology for evaluating its external assistance in which priority is given to results and impacts. These methodological guidelines are designed to facilitate the move towards an evaluation practice focused on programmes and strategies. Source: Methodological guidance for evaluation – European Commission