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The age of open data

The age of open data

The age of data Data, information and knowledge Professional Monitoring and Evaluation is based on hard facts: data, information knowledge and understanding. Let us take a closer look at these concepts: What is data? As you will know, data is a collection of objective facts, such as numbers, words, images, measurements, observations or even just descriptions ... 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