The world’s largest charity rating agency, Charity Navigator in the USA, has just announced a new set of rating criteria called Results Reporting. It represents a first step in holding charities to account for their results — not just their financial and operational systems, as is the way of most charity rating. It is just a[…]
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 their local partners across five[…]
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 implementers and their constituents have[…]
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 those they serve. We are[…]
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 implementation to allow for effective[…]
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.
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.