Keystone is working with Oxfam America, the Ethiopian Government, and the Gates Foundation on an ambitious program to transform the top-down Ethiopian extension system to make it more effective and more farmer-driven. Click here to read Andre’s article.
This paper offers a practitioner’s perspective on an original approach and method for generating, making sense of, and learning from performance and impact data that are grounded in empirically valid feedback from the intervention’s primary constituents – those intended to directly benefit.
Keystone and Alliance Magazine conducted an online survey in 2007 to get the opinions of those on both ends of evaluation, donors and grantees. The results suggest a broad acceptance of the importance of evaluation by donors and grantees alike, though neither group seems to feel it is contributing all that much to grantee effectiveness. This presents donors with a huge opportunity to fund grantees to do it better. If evaluation were properly funded, and if donors did more in terms of following up the findings, it could make all the difference.
The IKEA Foundation is the charitable arm of INGKA foundation, the owner of IKEA Group. The IKEA Foundation has announced a series of grants for nonprofits based in the United States and the United Kingdom, one of which is Keystone’s Ground Truth project. To read the IKEA press release, please click here.