Impact is for everyone

Recently a client told me that his business was too small to impact properly and that they would never be able to make the business fully accountable.  I was surprised as the ideas that we had been discussing about how he could improve and measure impact were not expensive and Read more…

We don’t always know better

Last week I mentioned that NGOs should do lots of regular beneficiary testing (or user testing) when developing their projects, activities, products, interventions, etc. I thought I’d expand a little on that idea.  You see we’ve spent over 50 years “doing development” in the global south and in some places people Read more…

All in it together?

Increasingly NGOs and development agencies are either choosing or being required to work in partnerships and coalitions to better take advantage of funding opportunities or to better deliver interventions on the ground. Monitors and evaluators are increasingly being presented with coalitions and consortiums as entities that need to be measured, Read more…

Building the right home

I recently helped a small NGO put together a new Theory of Change and an M&E plan to measure the Theory of Change. Parts of the process were fairly standard: it was an iterative process, with lots of revision, testing and changing tools and guidance.  But this was an NGO Read more…