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ALPS in action: a review of the shift in ActionAid towards a new Accountability, Learning and Planning System | Participatory MethodsGuijt, I. - 2004
Participatory Approaches (No. 5; Methodological Briefs: Impact Evaluation, p. 23)Guijt, I. - 2014 - UNICEF
This guide, written by Irene Guijt for UNICEF, looks at the use of participatory approaches in impact evaluation. Using participatory approaches means involving stakeholders, particularly those affected by intervention, in the evaluation process. This includes involvement in the design, data collection, analysis, reporting, and management of the study. Excerpt "By asking the question, ‘Who should be involved, why and how?’ for each step of an impact evaluation, an appropriate and...
Inspiring Radically Better Futures - Evidence and Hope for Impact at Scale in a Time of Crisis (p. 53)Guijt, I., & Mayne, R. - 2020 - Oxfam
The world faces converging crises of health, climate, gender and racial injustice and extreme economic inequality. The calls are mounting to ‘build back better’ to create more inclusive, caring and environmentally sustainable futures. But what evidence exists that this is possible? The Inspiring Better Futures case study series investigates whether radical change at scale is possible and how it was achieved. This paper synthesises 18 cases which show that people are already successfully...
Adaptive Programming in Fragile, Conflict and Violence-Affected Settings, What Works and Under What Conditions?: The Case of Institutions for Inclusive Development, Tanzania (Action for Empowerment and Accountability Research Programme)Green, D., & Guijt, I. - 2019 - Itad, Oxfam and IDS
Adaptive Management involves a dynamic interaction between three elements: delivery, programming and governance. This case study focuses on a large DfID governance project, the Institutions for Inclusive Development (I4ID), a five-year initiative in Tanzania. The study forms part of a research project to examine whether and how adaptive approaches can strengthen aid projects promoting empowerment and accountability in fragile, conflict and violence-affected settings (FCVAS). The research...
Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation: Learning from change (No. 12; IDS Policy Briefing, p. 6)Guijt, I., & Gaventa, J. - 1998 - IDS
Development organisations need to know how effective their efforts have been. But who should make these judgements, and on what basis? Usually it is outside experts who take charge. Participatory monitoring and evaluation (PM&E) is a different approach which involves local people, development agencies, and policy makers deciding together how progress should be measured, and results acted upon. It can reveal valuable lessons and improve accountability. However, it is a challenging process for...
Summer School Course - Adaptive Management - Working Effectively in the Complexity of International Development (weekplan)Green, D., & Guijt, I. - 2018 - Oxfam
Balancing Inclusiveness, Rigour and Feasibility: Insights from Participatory Impact Evaluations in Ghana and Vietnam (Practice Paper)van Hemelrijck, A., & Guijt, I. - 2016 - CDI
This paper by Adinda Van Hemelrijck and Irene Guijt explores how impact evaluation can live up to standards broader than statistical rigour in ways that address challenges of complexity and enable stakeholders to engage meaningfully. A Participatory Impact Assessment and Learning Approach (PIALA) was piloted to assess and debate the impacts on rural poverty of two government programmes in Vietnam and Ghana funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). We discuss the...
Accountability and Learning: Exploding the Myth of Incompatibility between Accountability and LearningGuijt, I. - 2010 - In A. Fowler & C. Malunga (Eds.), NGO Management - The Earthscan Compendium (pp. 339–352) - Routledge
When accountability is understood as reporting on pre-deined deliverables, it is often considered to be irreconcilable with learning. This conventional wisdom inhibits an appreciation of their connection. In this chapter, Irene Guijt exposes the laws and traps in reasoning that keep accountability and learning apart. She provides practitioners with principles and basic good ideas that open up prospects for accountability and learning to complement each other.
Evaluability assessment for Impact Evaluation: Guidance, checklists and decision supportPeersman, G., Guijt, I., & Pasanen, T. - 2015 - ODI
This guidance note focuses on the utility of, and guidance for, evaluability assessment before undertaking an impact evaluation. The primary audience for this guidance note is evaluators conducting an evaluability assessment for impact evaluation. The secondary audience is people commissioning or managing an evaluability assessment for impact evaluation, as well as funders of an impact evaluation. Sections one and two provide an overview of evaluability assessment and how it can be used...
Want to know better how your interventions can contribute to change? A Theory of Change (ToC) approach helps in deepening your understanding - and that of your partners - of how you collectively think change happens and what the effect will be of your intervention. Not only does it show what political, social, economic, and/or cultural factors are in play, it also clarifies your assumptions. Once a ToC has been developed, it can be used to continually reflect on it in ways that allow for...
The Politics of Evidence and Results in International Development: Playing the Game to Change the Rules? (R. Eyben, I. Guijt, C. Roche, & C. Shutt, Eds.)Eyben, R., Guijt, I., Roche, C., & Shutt, C. (Eds.) - 2015 - Practical Action Publishing
Understanding and demonstrating the effectiveness of efforts to improve the lives of those living in poverty is an essential part of international development practice. But who decides what counts as good or credible evidence? Can the drive to measure results do justice to and promote transformational change change that challenges the power relations that produce and reproduce inequality, injustice and the non-fulfillment of human rights? The Politics of Evidence in International Development...
The Learning Power of ListeningGuijt, I., Gottret, M. V., Hanchar, A., … Muckenhirn, R. - 2022 - PRACTICAL ACTION PUBLISHING
Steff had the pleasure to co-author the first SenseMaker Practitioner Guide with a group of friends and colleagues supported and published by Oxfam and CRS. This practical guide is for those who wish to use SenseMaker to conduct assessments, monitor progress, and undertake evaluations or research. Drawing on more than a decade of experience, the authors share dozens of examples from international development, providing practical tips and ideas for context-specific adaptations. They show how...
When and how to develop an impact-oriented monitoring and evaluation systemPeersman, G., Rogers, P., Guijt, I., … Buffardi, A. - 2016
This guidance note focuses on: • what an impact-oriented monitoring and evaluation system entails • why an organisation may want to establish such a system • when integrating an impact-orientation into an monitoring and evaluation system is most useful • what should be considered in developing the monitoring and evaluation system, or in tweaking an existing system, to become more impact-focused. The primary audience for this guidance note is internal and external monitoring and...
Using evidence to influence policy: Oxfam’s experienceMayne, R., Green, D., Guijt, I., … Cairney, P. - 2018 - Palgrave Communications, 4(1)
Policymaking is rarely ‘evidence-based’. Rather, policy can only be strongly evidence-informed if its advocates act effectively. Policy theories suggest that they can do so by learning the rules of political systems, and by forming relationships and networks with key actors to build up enough knowledge of their environment and trust from their audience. This knowledge allows them to craft effective inﬂuencing strategies, such as to tell a persuasive and timely story about an urgent policy...
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