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Save and Grow - Ecosystem-based agriculture: Key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Save and Grow (FAO, 2011). With the publication of <i>Save and Grow</i>, FAO proposed a new paradigm of intensive crop production, one that is both highly …

Sustainable Development Goals

FP2P greatest hits: top posts & comments by theme (ag, inequality, results, education etc) now available | From Poverty to Power

Oh boy, I have a greatest hits album. This blog was launched back in 2008 to help promote the first edition of From Poverty to Power, but …

Education

Can we accept negative feedback on our knowledge?

Guest Post: Daniel Ticehurst with a critical reply on the DCED Standard

<i>After submitting a long comment as a reply to Aly Miehlbradt’s post, I could win Daniel Ticehurst to instead write another guest post. Daniel’s</i> …

Lessons from World Vision: Mandatory indicators don’t work!

Here’s another powerful experiment by a major NGO on how to measure results. It’s from World Vision, a few years ago. The experiment was to roll out …

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With vaccination, communities on board and funds we can beat polio

I have spent my career seeking to understand and tackling deadly viruses, from ebola to HIV. But polio stands out because, unlike these diseases, we …

The 10 Most Bizarre Correlations

One of the first things you learn in any statistics class is that correlation doesn't imply causation. Nonetheless, it's fun to consider the causal relationships one could infer from these correlations.

M. Night Shyamalan

West African agriculture and climate change: A comprehensive analysis

The first of three books in IFPRI’s climate change in Africa series, <i>West African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis</i> examines …

Africa

Resilience and Its Roots | Is Sustainability Still Possible?

Recently, the Wilson Center organized an event aiming to explore the social dimensions of resilience with 4 panelists: Laurie Mazur, the author of …

Florida International University

Do hunger and malnutrition make you want to cry? Time to get your HANCI out | From Poverty to Power

Today sees the launch of the Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI), produced by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) with funding from …

Africa

Caution when applying impact evaluation lessons across contexts: the case of financial incentives for health workers

These past few weeks I’ve been immersed in reviews of health systems research proposals and it’s fascinating to see the common themes that emerge …

Hairstyling

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Do we need more attention to monitoring relative to evaluation? – Monitoring and Evaluation NEWS

This post title was prompted by my reading of Daniel Ticehurst’s paper (below), and some of my reading of literature on complexity theory and on data …

Impact Evaluation Toolkit

Political-Process Monitoring: Activist Tools and Techniques

This guide was developed by NDI’s citizen participation team and primarily explores the work that the Institute and its partner groups have conducted …

Climbing

Abstract

Knowledge exchange, or peer-to-peer learning, is a powerful way to share, replicate, and scale up what works in development. Development …

World Bank

Ending Violence Against Women

<b>Why does Violence Against Women happen? What does it have to do with development? What does Oxfam do to end violence against women? What does it mean</b> …

Oxfam

Monitoring and Evaluation

<b>Project/Programme Planning Guidance Manual</b> Guidance and templates for project and programme planning at IFRC, incorporating a logical framework model …

Project Management

The Barefoot Guide Connection

Barefoot Guides under development​<p><b>Barefoot Guide:<br>​The Story of Seed</b><br>… how seeds are the source of life and describing the sacred practices of family …

Contribution analysis by John Mayne

A couple of posts ago I reported on a study on rates of return to research. One of the main challenges identified by the author was the attribution …

A guide for planning and strategy development in the face of complexity

Many argue that governments, non-governmental organisations and international agencies should spend less time planning in advance and more time …

Developing Countries

Blood and Milk

As you may have noticed, monitoring and evaluation is a topic near to my heart. One thing I’ve noticed is that we repeat the same errors, over and …

Outcome Mapping: Building Learning and Reflection into Development Programs

More and more, development organizations are under pressure to demonstrate that their programs result in significant and lasting changes in the …

York University