Monitoring & Evaluation

IPAL: Developing a theory of change. A guide to developing a theory of change as a framework for inclusive dialogue, learning and accountability for social impact.

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Author: IPAL - Keystone
Publication date: 2009

This guide helps social purpose organizations to plan, monitor, evaluate and communicate their work in a way that makes practical sense of the complexity of social change processes and their measurement.

The Barefoot Guide 2: Learning Practices in Organisations and Social Change

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Authors: The Barefoot Guide Collective (different contributors)
Publication date: 2011

The Barefoot Guide 2 is a free, downloadable and practical resource for leaders, facilitators and practitioners involved in social change who want to improve and enrich their learning processes.

Guidance Note 3: Theory of Change approach to climate change adaptation programming

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Authors: Bours, D., McGinn, C. & Pringle, P. (for SEA Change CoP, UKCIP)
Publication date: 2014

This Guidance Note describes the Theory of Change approach and explains why it is a good fit for climate change adaptation programming. It highlights its differences with the more familiar logic model / logical framework (‘logframe’) approaches – and also shows how they can be used together.

Private and social enterprise engagement in water and sanitation for the poor. A systematic review of current evidence

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Authors: Carrard, G.A., Murta, N. & Willetts, J. (for Enterprise in WASH)
Publication date: 2013

Collaborative learning and stakeholder engagement: lessons and implications of the revitalization of the Continuing Professional Development policy for health workers in Nigeria

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Authors: Mwaikambo, L., Ohkubo, S. & Cassaniti, J.
Publication date: 2013, In: Knowledge Management for Development Journal 9 (3): 63-78

Dealing with critical challenges in African innovation platforms: lessons for facilitation

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Authors: Swaans, K. et alii.
Publication date: 2013, In: Knowledge Management for Development Journal 9(3): 116-135

Innovation platforms are increasingly used by research and development initiatives to actively engage the poor in agricultural innovation processes. Considering the diverse challenges to facilitate these platforms, the authors believe that the key to success is however very much linked to the attitude, skills and capacities of the innovation broker.

Evaluation as a multi-stakeholder learning process: the Programme for Capacity and Theory Building for Universities and Research Centres in Endogenous Development (CAPTURED) in Bolivia, Ghana and India

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Authors: Millar, D. et alii.
Publication date: 2013, In: Knowledge Management for Development 9 (3): 47-62

An evaluation is a particular multi-stakeholder event during which different actors share and analyse results after several years. If the evaluation has a strong formative purpose, the evaluation team is requested to facilitate a learning process involving all key actors. Evaluations that emphasise deeper learning have to be designed in such a way that different perspectives emerge and are appreciated in an interactive way.

Changing our ways: making sense of complex multi-stakeholder systems change by using the four quadrant model

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Author: Walters, H.
Publication date: 2013, In: Knowledge Management for Development Journal 9(3): 153-166

2013: Practical Guide on Democratic Dialogue

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Authors: UNDP & Organization of American States
Publication date: 2013

This Guide offers a series of criteria, guidelines and tools that allow societal actors to understand better what a democratic dialogue implies as a process, and to undertake successful dialogic initiatives.

The guide has four sections:

Evaluating Partnership Broker Approach: A methodological perspective

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Author: Hundal, S.
Publication date: 2013, In: Betwixt & Between. The Journal of Partnership Brokering

There is increasing interest in generating substantive evidence of the impact that brokered partnerships have on the outcomes of multi-stakeholder partnerships. Evaluations of partnership broker approaches and indeed of the performance of individual brokers themselves contribute to such evidence. But what methodologies can be used to conduct such evaluations?