May 11, 2016

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Over the past few years, Charity Navigator has been working to expand our rating system (which originally only considered Financial Health) with the ultimate goal of including what we believe are the three dimensions of a charity’s operations that a charitable givers/social investor needs to consider before donating to them:
Sam Worthington, President and CEO of InterAction issues an invite to Keystone’s Development Partnership survey. The invite is below.   ___________________________________________________ Dear Colleagues, In 2010, 28 international NGOs in the United States and Europe participated in the Keystone Performance Survey: Development Partnerships to assess the quality of their relationships with
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In 2010, 28 international NGOs in the United States and Europe participated in the Keystone Performance Survey: Development Partnerships to assess the quality of their relationships with their local partners. Since then, another 22 have commissioned the survey and more than 2,500 local partners have responded, yielding the participating INGOs
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
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
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,
Within the context of improved governance and service delivery, Open Contracting refers to norms, practices and methodologies for increased transparency and monitoring in public contracting, including contracts implemented by multilateral donors. Open Contracting begins with the disclosure of the relevant public procurement information from pre-award activities through contract award and
These materials were presented by David Bonbright at the Open Contracting First Global Meeting in Johannesburg on October 25th. The event was hosted by the World Bank Institute and GIZ. To view David’s presentation slides, please click here. To view the Theory of Change slide, please click here. To view the tool, please click here. For
This report was released at the Open Contracting First Global Meeting in Johannesburg 24th-26th October. It presents the results from an online survey about a growing practice known as Open Contracting. The main purpose of the survey was to understand how familiar people are with the Open Contracting approach and how
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.