Posts Tagged "capacity building"

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…

Conceptual Framework No.1: The Practical Ideal Type

Conceptual Framework No.1: The Practical Ideal Type

[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.  Read the first blog for an introduction to conceptual frameworks] In the previous post I introduced…

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…

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…