Results 6 resources
One step back, two steps forward: CARE’s journey towards doing development differentlyAston, T. - 2017, August 7 - Care Insights
The Doing Development Different (DDD) community emerged in August 2014 and advocates that (a) the barriers to development are as much political as tec...
Sounding clever or being smart? – How to do more with less in evaluating governance programmesAston, T. - 2018, September 25
About a decade ago, the development sector fell into the same trap the financial services industry did in the mid-1990s. We were all seduced by clever...
This document explores how organisations can measure the level of influence that they had over an outcome. It summarises influence in terms of the significance of the outcome, the level of contribution and the strength of evidence.
Considerations on where and when sanctions fit into the conception of social accountability is a nudge toward better and more granular descriptions of what work is being undertaken effectively in which situations.
Process Tracing as a Practical Evaluation Method: Comparative Learning from Six EvaluationsWadeson, A., Monzani, B., & Aston, T. - 2020
Planning & Navigating Social Change - Tools for Pacific voyagersOrr, D. E., Cavatore, M., & Aston, T. - 2019 - Oxfam
Those working to advance social change in the Pacific must understand, work with and respond to the complex and changing relationships and dynamics of power that exist within such networks, and situate their work in the context of decolonisation and self-determination. But the approaches typically used by NGOs to plan our projects and programs have failed to give due attention to these dynamics. The result is that our projects fall short of achieving their promise, despite being technically...