Learning and evaluating

Learning and reflecting on Evidence Informed Policy Making

Learning and reflecting on Evidence Informed Policy Making

[ This post was produced by Emily Hayter is Programme Manager for Evidence Informed Policy Making at INASP: ehayter@inasp.info] After three years, 11 countries, 1, 164 people trained and 26 public engagement events held, the VakaYiko programme led by the…

Policy Impact: A Think Tank’s Perspective

Policy Impact: A Think Tank’s Perspective

[Editor’s note: This post was written by Dr. Annapoorna Ravichander, Head of the Communication and Policy Engagement Team, and Deeksha M Rao, Intern at the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP).]   Introduction The term Think Tank was first used…

The power of reflection when building your research agenda

The power of reflection when building your research agenda

[Editor’s note: This post was written by Tanja Jakobi, Media analyst and researcher at CENTAR Public Policy Research Centre, Serbia. It is the ninth article of a series of reflections to share what facilitators and participants learned through P&I’s online course Doing policy relevant research, ran…

GOOD evaluation engages with POWER

GOOD evaluation engages with POWER

[Editor’s note: This post was written by Zenda Ofir, South African scientist, independent international evaluator, and knowledge management specialist. The piece was originally published at Zenda’s new blog Evaluation for Development, which P&I strongly recommends.]   I have come to the conclusion that…

Outcome Mapping: a liberating tool for program design

Outcome Mapping: a liberating tool for program design

[Editor’s note: This post is the third of a series of posts focused on the nitty-gritty of designing and implementing M&E systems by sharing on the ground learning and experience. This series is produced by Dena Lomofsky of Southern Hemisphere. The article…

M&E&L for a think tank: test drive or driving test?

M&E&L for a think tank: test drive or driving test?

[Editor’s note: This post was written by Andriy Andrusevych, Senior Policy Expert at the Resource & Analysis Center “Society and Environment” from Ukraine. It is part of a series of reflections from participants and facilitators of the Online training to strengthen Monitoring, Evaluation and…