Learning and evaluating

What’s the evidence on Evidence Informed Policy Making?

What’s the evidence on Evidence Informed Policy Making?

[Editor’s note: This post was written by Andrew Clappison, Communication Manager at CommsConsult and Programme Manager of Research to Action.]   One of the key indicators of policy influence is ‘framing debates’ (Jones and Villar, 2008) and there is no doubt that the…

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning as an Organizational Development Process

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning as an Organizational Development Process

[Editor’s note: This post was written by Kristie Evenson, a research practitioner on development of policy research organizational capacities, based in Croatia and working in the Europe and Eurasia region.] The challenges of integrating a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) system into policy…

The challenges facing southern researchers in the Arab world

The challenges facing southern researchers in the Arab world

[Editor’s note: This post has previously been published at GDNet blog. GDNet has been a DFID-funded programme run by the Cairo team of the Global Development Network, which has recently been closed. Since 2001, GDNet aimed to help researchers from developing…

Implementing an M&E system – a postcard from the trenches

Implementing an M&E system – a postcard from the trenches

[Editor’s note: This post was written by Mari-Lise du Preez. She served as programme manager at the Governance of Africa’s Resources Programme –  a policy research programme of the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). She is currently on…

Monitoring and evaluation for management

Monitoring and evaluation for management

[Editor’s note: This post originally appeared at On Think Tanks. It is part of a series of posts reflecting on a long term mentoring project with ASIES from Guatemala and Grupo Faro from Ecuador.] When donors think of M&E they tend…