Posts Tagged "Capacity Development"

Lesson #20: Use what you have learned to craft a new future

Lesson #20: Use what you have learned to craft a new future

This reflection is part of the 20 lessons included in the paper Lessons learned on promoting better links between research and policy in Latin America Lessons learned from the past can inspire us for the future. It is clear from what…

Cry for help: monitoring, evaluating and learning in the South, how can we do it better?

Cry for help: monitoring, evaluating and learning in the South, how can we do it better?

Catherine Fisher´s post on our Lessons learned paper as well as Antonio Capillo´s points regarding M&E of capacity building activities have made me reflect more deeply on how we can better grapple the way we “measure” what we achieve through…

How to link theory and practice for relevant research

How to link theory and practice for relevant research

[Editor’s note: This post is part of a series devoted to tools and frameworks for researchers to plan better projects right from the start.] Researchers who seek to influence policies face the challenge to link theory and practice daily. However,…

Lesson 15: When defining content for capacity building, engage potential participants from early on

Lesson 15: When defining content for capacity building, engage potential participants from early on

[Editor’s note: This post is part of the ‘Lessons learned’ series on capacity building, which reviews the Spaces for Engagement programme. See Vanesa Weyrauch’s full paper here.] Identifying the skills to be developed and crafting the adequate content for that…

Researcher’s habits: unlocking the potential for impact?

Researcher’s habits: unlocking the potential for impact?

In a previous post, I discussed why I think that the objective of informing policy should be considered from the onset of a research project. Since then, I have been reflecting on how to go about changing the way researchers…

Unraveling the politics of capacity building

Unraveling the politics of capacity building

Among the things I find most appealing in the work I do is finding people who are willing to learn together with both an inquisitive and critical look at the field and how we approach it. In fact, this has…