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Stop over-thinking: ‘Minimum viable products’

Stop over-thinking: ‘Minimum viable products’

Stop over-thinking: ‘Minimum viable product’ Minimum WHAT?!? Ok. What are we talking about? A minimum viable product – MVP in short – is a product with just enough features to gather validated learning about a possible intervention or product. It is deliberately imperfect; any additional work on it beyond what was required to start learning is ... Read More
 
Innovative programme design

Innovative programme design

Innovative programme design Innovative programme design and M&E It has always been clear to me that how we do Monitoring and Evaluation depends to a large extent on how development or government programmes are designed. Planning is a natural extension of our skill set in M&E. This blog looks closer at the rapidly evolving landscape ... Read More
 

What real-time outcome monitoring can do for you

Business as usual: The NGO Eduasusual mobilizes funding for keeping girls in school. They put together a package of interventions (school feeding, awareness raising, teacher training, etc.) and start implementing it. The package is the same for each of the 150 schools, and roughly based on a “Theory of Change” designed by an external consultant ... Read More
 
Innovation in development evaluation

Innovation in development evaluation

Development aid is changing rapidly. Development evaluation needs to change with it. Why? And how? PLANNING IN A COMPLEX, DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT REQUIRES MORE AND DIFFERENT EVALUATIONS Linear, mechanistic planning for development is increasingly seen as problematic. Traditional feedback loops that diligently check if an intervention is ‘on-track’ in achieving a pre-defined milestone do not work ... Read More