Accountability towards Beneficiaries

Many Terms of Reference for evaluations these days expect you to include focus groups and surveys/commentaries from beneficiaries as evidence of whether the intervention worked.  But sometimes, this is the only real interaction with the project design or planning process that beneficiaries get.  Shocking I hear you cry.  Well no, not Read more…

Telling a Story

We are a strange bunch, us NGO folk: we deal in change, design theories of change and logic models to show us the way and create toolkits and handbooks to help us along the way and commission reports to tell us where we have been and where we might want Read more…

More than just a bunch of graphs

Data presentation is becoming more and more important.  In this connected, data-rich world it isn’t enough anymore to write up your findings in a report, provide graphs and analysis and expect that this will be circulated and read widely.  The rise of the infographic has changed expectations of reporting and data. Read more…