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: http://blog.socialcops.com/resources/conduct-successful-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.

http://www.managementexecutive.nl

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: 

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/pakistan_end_honor_killing_61/?tLfoEbb

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

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 | | Identity, All
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Gebruik van monitoring kan optimaler

Tijdens de Middag van het Evalueren (georganiseerd door Vice Versa op 9 december 2015) faciliteerde Partos een workshop over de monitoring van data. Hoe komt het dat monitoring onderbenut wordt binnen organisaties voor internationale samenwerking? Het artikeltje "Middag van het evalueren: to use or not to use" geeft meer inzicht in de belangrijkste factoren die goed gebruik van monitoring in de weg staan.

Wednesday 10 February 2016 - 1:37 pm | | Monitoring and evaluation, Linkdump, All

Updating a website

As you can see, I am updating this website: looks are changing and if you arrived through an old link you wil not find the content you used to find there. 

The older version of this website needed some intensive technical revisions and although I like programming, it took my attention away of what I actually envisaged with this website: writing about my topics of interest or linking to places of interest. So in this new look, you will find new stories and new ideas. 

As the old content was also still used (strangely enough), I wil provide that here again in time too. Previous papers and book reviews you can find in the category Cultural Anthropology Study.

My previous weblogs, either from my research in Siberia or my research in Central Asia wil come later as I still need to find out how to import them in here easily.

Enjoy the new Anous.nl

Thursday 28 January 2016 - 12:46 pm | | All

Religie en Etnische Identiteit

Paper Cultuur, Gender en Etnische Identiteit

Sinds de Perestrojka in 1991 in de Sovjet Unie is het voor mensen in die regio weer mogelijk om een religie aan te hangen. De keuzevrijheid hierin is plots veranderd van niet naar steeds meer. Hoe mensen omgaan met deze nieuwe keuzevrijheden, niet alleen op het gebied van religie, is interessant om te bekijken. Dit doen Sovjet wetenschappers dan ook en sinds de geopende grenzen ook steeds meer westerse wetenschappers. Ook mijn interesse in de vele grote veranderingen in het gebied is gewekt. Vandaar dat dit paper dit onderwerp bestrijkt.

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Friday 23 January 2004 - 11:17 am | | Identity, All, Cultural Anthropology Study
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Fundamentalism

Opdracht week 4 Religious Pluralism

What is fundamentalism?

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Thursday 01 January 2004 - 12:07 pm | | Cultural Anthropology Study, All
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