Archive for February, 2011
In January 2011 Context, international cooperation, together with the other partners (Hivos, the Institute of Social Studies, Cordaid, Social Evaluator, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (all in the Netherlands) and Broederlijk Delen (Belgium)) of the DPRN process ‘Civic Driven Change: implications for policy and practice’ produced a synthesis paper resulting from a writeshop organised by the partners of the process.
This paper aims to synthesise the outcomes and conclusions from the process. The aim is not to present a final analysis on CDC but to take stock and offer a building block for follow-up research. In this paper reference is made to the existing body of literature on CDC and related studies on citizen action. The writers largely drew on the events that they have organised throughout 2010 but they have also taken the liberty to include their personal and professional experience and current CDC thinking in their respective organisations.
To read the full paper, please click here.
On March 29, 2011 the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI,Wageningen University and Research Centre) in collaboration with Context, international cooperation and Learning by Design organise an expert seminar with Dr. Gill Westhorp: Realist Evaluation – understanding how programs work in their context.
There is an ever increasing demand on proving and improving development programs. Why do development programs work in one place, or for one group of participants, and not another? If we find that a program works, how do we know what to replicate and what to change when we take it somewhere else? How do we work out what it is about the context that makes a difference? How do we know ‘who to ask about what’? How do we make sense of complex patterns of outcomes? These are just some of the questions that realist evaluation is designed to answer.
For more information and for registration, please read this flyer.