Tag Archives: monitoring

M&E: A tale of two brothers

| December 17, 2013

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) are always mentioned together but in practice these two disciplines pretty much evade each other. This is despite the fact that they could be highly beneficial to each other, and if carefully combined, also to the intervention. Howard White in his opening remarks at 3ie’s recent Measuring Results conference emphasised the
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Making good ideas actually work

| October 28, 2013

At 3ie’s recent Measuring Results conference in Delhi, one of the key speakers proposed a ban on new ideas in India. This speaker was not a Luddite, nor was she on a crusade against creativity, nor did she represent the tourism industry to claim that India had already achieved perfection in all dimensions. Rather, she was echoing
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Uganda shows its commitment to evaluation

| April 2, 2013

Uganda’s cabinet has just approved a new monitoring and evaluation policy, which will be officially endorsed and disseminated next month. It comes as a positive signal after several donors suspended aid to the Government and provides a solid foundation to boost the country’s commitment to evidence informed policy-making. While Uganda reports significant gains in terms
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Unraveling the opaque through impact evaluations

| March 1, 2013

“If anybody tells you to conduct an impact evaluation, tell that person to go to hell!” This was the comment made by a renowned impact evaluator at a recent conference after Khalid Al Kudair presented his NGO Glowork’s remarkable success in mobilising the female labour force in Saudi Arabia. The evaluator was trying to make
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