New publication brings voices of those intended to benefit into development planning, reporting and above all learning

Who Counts?: the power of participatory statistics by Jeremy Holland (with an afterword by Robert Chambers).  Available January 2013. This exciting new book carries 13 case studies of how diverse developmental programs have applied the approach and tools of participatory statistics to measurement and learning. Each case is a unique story about how program[…]

Will efforts to cultivate the voices of the grassroots reinforce the tendency of northern NGOs to be accountable upward to donors rather than downward to those they serve?

Not all efforts to cultivate the voices of the grassroots are well conceived. It is hard to tell from this article, but it looks like this may well be one of those efforts that will reinforce the tendency of northern NGOs to be accountable upward to donors rather than downward to[…]

InterAction’s guidance note on the Use of Impact Evaluation Results, written by Keystone’s David Bonbright is published

This is the fourth guidance note in a four-part series of notes related to impact evaluation developed by InterAction with financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation. This fourth guidance note, Use of Impact Evaluation Results, highlights three themes crucial for effective utilization of evaluation results. It was written by David Bonbright,[…]