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

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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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