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Real-time evaluation

What real-time evaluation can do for you

Imagine this: 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 […]

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Evaluation Innovation

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 with flexible planning. In […]

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United Nations

UN Development Assistance Frameworks, brand new ;-)

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: Despite the positive change in how the guidelines, annexes and companion guidance are […]