developmental evaluation

Three questions about MEL for projects dealing with complexity

Last week I wrote to the Peregrine Discussion Group on Better Evaluation with a couple of questions on M&E or MEL of initiates that try ton address complex social and development problems. I have received many very interesting replies which i am posting below together with my questions. My questions 1) What do you think […]

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What is policy impact? Well, it depends from what we mean by policy change

During the last few weeks I have been working on the  design of an adaptive monitoring and learning framework to assess contribution to policy change on climate adaptation in few countries.  Working on the framework made me re-read some articles and papers about policy change which I had read some years ago. Below the key

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MLE or MEL in adaptive programming?

I was in Manila last week to attend the practitioners’ forum organised by the Asia Foundation on Adaptive Programming and Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning. A really good workshop where to share of experiences about tailoring MEL systems to fit the accountability demands from funders and support the adaptation and iteration of programmes. In attendance there

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Doing Development Differently means Doing Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Differently too

Recently, we attended a two-day workshop on ‘Implementing the New Development Agenda: Doing Development Differently (DDD), Thinking and Working Politically (TWP) and Problem Driven Iterative Adaption (PDIA).’ The event was co-organised by the Knowledge Sector Initiative, the KOMPAK programme, and The World Bank in Indonesia and attended by practitioners, researchers, government and other partners –

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Measuring policy influence: like measuring thin air?

Last June I gave a presentation at AusAID in Canberra together with John Young, the head of the Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) programme at the Overseas Development Institute . The presentation, which has been well attended and was open to all staff of AusAID, focused on principles and tools for measuring policy influence

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Assessment of the delivery of the Vietnam development report 2010 : modern institutions and its impact on policy debates around institutional reforms in Vietnam – final report

Download the report at the World Bank website: http://bit.ly/LNOJZ1 The Vietnam Development Reports (VDR) is a series of reports, which have been published by the World Bank resident mission since 2002, and focus on key development issues for Vietnam. The VDRs aim at tapping into existing knowledge, achieving an \’upstream harmonization\’ so that donors can engage with

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