adaptive development

A shift in perception: exploring ways to work with complexity in international development

I really enjoyed to go back this week to this paper from 2016 by ODI’s Anne Buffardi: When Theory Meets Reality. I went back to Anne’s paper because I am doing some work on defining some principle the can help design and set up monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) systems for development project/programmes that tackle

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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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Experimenting with innovation and accelerating development in Vietnam. In conversation with UNDP’s Ida Uusikylä

Vietnam is one of 60 countries where UNDP has established Accelerator Labs. The aim is to instil innovation principles and approaches into the work of the projects that UNDP implements and into the way UNDP works. At the end of January, I went to Helsinki to participate in a two-day workshop on sensemaking and innovation

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A Knowledge Sector for the Social and Economic Development in Cambodia. In Conversation with The Asia Foundation’s Heang Sophea

Cambodia is rapidly progressing towards its goal of becoming an upper-middle-income country by 2030. The Royal Government of Cambodia has identified four main strategic policy areas on which to focus its public policies and achieve this goal: human resource development; economic diversification; private sector development and employment; and sustainable development. The policy decisions in these

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