Posts Tagged "evaluation"

Reflections on developing a MEL framework

Reflections on developing a MEL framework

[Editor’s note: This post was written by Dena Lomofsky from of Southern Hemisphere. It emerges from reflection from P&I´s online course on Monitoring, evaluating and learning on policy influence, supported by the Think Tank Fund and the Think Tank Initiative.]   Thinking…

Our need to talk about power & knowledge in evaluation & policy cultures

Our need to talk about power & knowledge in evaluation & policy cultures

[Editor’s note: This post was written by Paul R. Kelly, PhD Researcher in Impact, Evaluation & Service Design, Lancaster University, UK. Email: paulrichardkelly@gmail.com.] Introduction Welcome attention is now being paid to how evaluations can better engage with and contribute to policy processes, beyond dissemination…

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…

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…