Posts Tagged "lessons learned"

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…

Lesson # 17: M&E is very different if it´s embedded in a learning approach

Lesson # 17: M&E is very different if it´s embedded in a learning approach

Monitoring and evaluating capacity building (CB) is still a challenge to many similar endeavors. There is no single response to this challenge. There are also diverse aspects to be measured. According to LaFond and Brown (2003), “monitoring and evaluation can…

Lesson #11: the longer we walk together, the deeper we will change

Lesson #11: the longer we walk together, the deeper we will change

Longer CB processes provide with more opportunities to assess how capacities and skills are built; capacity developed through online courses could be strengthened by continuing to engage with trainees in some specific and practical way As time goes by, I…

Lesson #8: Invest time in building an integrated approach for your capacity building efforts

Lesson #8: Invest time in building an integrated approach for your capacity building efforts

It is worth investing time in designing an integrated approach to capacity building (CB) which reflects your main principles in terms of profile of teachers, methodologies, type and origins of training materials, and how to build a relationship with those…

Lesson #6: Understand context and participants to select the right incentives

Lesson #6: Understand context and participants to select the right incentives

While an effective selection of participants for a capacity building activity has been pointed out in the previous lesson and by others as a key factor towards its success; it is also important to be aware of the right mix of incentives…

Personal change: the underlying goal of capacity building

Personal change: the underlying goal of capacity building

[Editor’s Note: Hans Gutbrod is a consultant and think tank researcher with a special interest in capacity building. Hans has worked with research organizations in a broad variety of contexts, is currently working with the anticorruption commission of East Timor,…

Lesson #1: Use diverse strategies to enable local knowledge production

Lesson #1: Use diverse strategies to enable local knowledge production

  Spaces for engagement started with a deep conviction on the need to encourage local production of relevant knowledge on the link between research and policy. In fact, when the programme started most of the knowledge on the link between research…