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Anna, Sharon & Jim (Left to Right)
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Understanding Real World Evaluation!

One of the best moments of my recent trip to Bhutan was the pleasure of spending time and having fantastic conversations with Jim Rugh, co-author of the book ‘RealWorld Evaluation’. The RealWorld Evaluation approach was developed specifically to address the need for practical strategies on how to ensure the highest level of methodological rigour, consistent with the circumstances under which the evaluation has to be...

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11 Jul 2017
WHAT BUSINESSES CAN DO – Infographic on SDGs
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WHAT BUSINESSES CAN DO – Infographic on SDGs

“Businesses can provide essential solutions and resources that put our world on a more sustainable path.” – Ban Ki-Moon, former United Nations Secretary-General What will be the potential positive impacts for businesses? Enhanced company reputation Availability of skilled workforce Boost in organization productivity Cost competitive business Good governance and transparency in business environment Accelerated progress towards the SDGs For more infographics follow us on PINTEREST...

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29 Jun 2017
Hypothetical Budgets
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Creativity and good facilitation are at the heart of participatory research!

Recently, I attended a conference on Impact Evaluation hosted by the Community of Evaluators (COE)/ South Asia in Thimpu, Bhutan. The conference was all sorts of GREAT! Four days was divided into two days of pre conference workshops, while the two-day conference saw several interesting panel discussions. This being one of my first international conferences on Evaluation, I was not sure what to expect. However,...

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22 Jun 2017
A call out to ‘story-tellers and story-listeners’ – join us on 20th of May!
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A call out to ‘story-tellers and story-listeners’ – join us on 20th of May!

In every culture, stories are used to understand, entertain, transmit values, and mobilize action. Storytelling is an ancient human activity. Humans are natural story-tellers and story-listeners. Storytelling has emerged as a popular and important strategy for capturing and communicating results of a program or organization to various audiences. Traditional approaches to program evaluations which rely on formal questionnaires and statistical data fail to give program...

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12 May 2017
Coming Up next: ‘Storytelling for Evaluation’ Workshop
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Coming Up next: ‘Storytelling for Evaluation’ Workshop

Storytelling for Evaluation Preliminary Agenda 9:45 – Registration 10:00  – 10:30:  Welcome! A little welcome story What we want to achieve today 10:30  – 11:00: Sparking Creativity! Story with a Gap Input 1 – The why and the how 11:00- 12:30 Session 1: My Target Group Session 2: My Theory of Change 12:30 – 13:20 Lunch with a twist 13:20 – 13:30: Input 2 –...

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26 Apr 2017
Storytelling for Social Change – Exploring co-constructive #Com4Dev
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Storytelling for Social Change – Exploring co-constructive #Com4Dev

Achieving social transformation is a challenging task. It requires the change of behaviour, mindsets and trusted practices, which are sometimes hard to let go. While technological innovations and advancements are often implemented top-down without cultural adaptations, social innovations are complex in nature and do not follow market mechanisms to diffuse among a larger population. Let’s say, you want to change practices in menstrual hygiene in...

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