Blogging about development aid

Duncan Green keeps a very informing and interesting blog about all kinds of topics related to development aid:

From Poverty to Power

Tuesday 30 January 2018 - 10:09 am | | Linkdump, Development Aid

Outcome Harvesting in a nutshell

including links to its sources

Outcome Harvesting is the new booming methodology to use in development aid in order to find systematically tell the tale of your organisation's achievements (or better yet: your organisation's contributions) to the changes in the world (hopefully for the better).

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Tuesday 19 December 2017 - 2:54 pm | | All, Monitoring and evaluation

Shrinking Space for Civil Society

Shrinking Space is a term which is coined more and more often among Civil Society Organisations and even some government departments in some countries dare to confirm there is a shrinking space for Civil Society to operate. The organisations then mainly talk about situations in the so-called less developed countries of the world.

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Tuesday 19 December 2017 - 2:13 pm | | All
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Inclusie op de werkvloer

Jitske Kramer op TedX

Een interessante en leuke presentatie door Jitske Kramer op TedX Almere over: hoe werkt dat nou diversiteit en inclusie op de werkvloer? Een belangrijke vraag waar veel organisaties mee stoeien, niet alleen om een diverse organisatie te creeeren (want daardoor wordt je als organisatie wendbaarder en weerbaarder tegen crises), maar ook om in een diverse organisatie te zorgen voor inclusie van verschillen tussen mensen.

Jitske komt met 8 tips.

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Tuesday 21 February 2017 - 9:59 pm | | Organisational learning, All, Culture and behaviour
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How the world works

Chris Blattman has written a very nice blog about the questions to pose when setting up projects and programmes and when evaluating them: "Why “what works?” is the wrong question: Evaluating ideas not programs".

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Tuesday 26 July 2016 - 08:53 am | | Organisational learning, Monitoring and evaluation, All

Focus Group Discussion

Evaluation method: gathering qualitative data

A very nice method to gather qualitative data in an evaluation including "field work" is the Focus Group Discussion. It can give insights into the why of more quantitative data. Additionally, as it is a qualitative interview with a group of people, it can also give you more insight into group dynamics.

The SocialCops Blog gives a very nice explanation of the when and howto of a Focus Group Discussion:

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Monday 11 April 2016 - 9:30 pm | | Monitoring and evaluation, All

Sense-Making explained

Very informative video on Brenda Dervin's view on Sense-Making: 

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Tuesday 01 March 2016 - 09:30 am | | Organisational learning, Monitoring and evaluation, All
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Management Executive en een vrij toegankelijk archief

Management Executive is een een tijdschrift en een website gericht op het hogere management en op adviseurs. In Management Executive verschijnen allerlei artikelen uit de managementliteratuur, zoals over verandermanagement, innovatie binnen je bedrijf, stijlen in leidinggeven, etc. 

Het archief van artikelen is "tijdelijk" vrij toegankelijk en interessant om eens rond te snuffelen.

Wednesday 24 February 2016 - 1:55 pm | | All, Linkdump, Organisational learning

End honor killings

Saba's story in an Oscar-nominated documentary might make some change

Because no-one has the right to do this to any other person, please sign this Avaaz petition and hope it will bring us one step further to a righteous world:

Saba Qaiser survived an attempt on her life by her own father and uncle in a so-called 'honor killing' and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy made a documentary out of her story and thus gained important exposure to the presence of honor killings and its implications in Pakistani and other cultures. The documentary A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness is nominated for an Oscar in the Academy Awards.

Watch the trailer: 

TRAILER - A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness from Sharmeen Obaid Films on Vimeo.

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Wednesday 24 February 2016 - 10:39 am | | All, Development Aid

Keep Dancing a tribute to old age

A short movie to remember

The short movie "Keep Dancing" by Greg Vander Veer about two professional balletdansers Marge Champion and Donald Saddler is a beautiful tribute to aging and old age. 

Watch it while it is still free to do so.

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Wednesday 17 February 2016 - 11:30 am | | Culture and behaviour, All
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