A Theory of Change is NOT a results chain

A Theory of Change is NOT a results chain

Theories of Change are the new kid on the block. No wonder that we all are trying to figure out exactly how to best make use of it. There is especially some confusion around the question if a Theory of Chain is not the same as the good, old-fashioned results chain. No, it is not! ... Read More
 
New guidance for the UN Development Assistance Frameworks

New guidance for the UN Development Assistance Frameworks

As you will know, the new guidance for UN Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAF) is here! Web-based with nice layout at https://undg.org/programme/undaf-guidance/ . Not sure what you think about the new UNDAF guidelines, but here are some of my thoughts after an initial review: Evolutionary update, no SDG revolution Despite the positive change in how the guidelines, annexes and companion ... Read More
 
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
 
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