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Zenebe Uraguchi, November 2016 0

M&E is not your Enemy

Kai Schrader & Zenebe Uraguchi M&E specialists quickly dive into discussions on best methodologies and indicators, without fully clarifying intended users of evaluations and the practical use of expected findings. This was no different at the workshop of the German Institute for Development Evaluation (Deval: https://www.deval.org/en/) on “Evaluation of difficult-to-measure effects” in Bonn (6th and

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Rupa Mukerji, November 2016 0

Paris Agreement and its promise to the poor

On a recent visit to Mali I met farmer Eromi Saanu, working in the hot April sun on his quarter hectare plot of land. He is a pioneer in his village in the practice of zai, a laborious way to grow a crop on dry, infertile soils. Working for over a month with just a

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Jane Carter, November 2016 1

Training young women and men for employment: cross-country learning

One of the participants at the leadership skills workshop mentioned in my last blog was Inês Domingos, our Gender and Social Equity Focal Person in Mozambique. Rather than return home immediately, she continued to Nepal for a study tour of our vocational training projects. This opportunity was timely, as next year Inês will become the

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Zenebe Uraguchi, October 2016 0

‘Live to Tell’: some reflections on the occasion of the 2016 International Day for Disaster Reduction

Saleemul Huq and Zenebe Uraguchi The wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada in May 2016 consumed more than 2,400 structures and nearly 600,000 hectares of forest. Considered as Canada’s costliest disaster, it was a case showing the need to have proactive (and not reactive) disaster risk management measures in place –fire risk maps for ensuring

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Jane Carter, October 2016 1

Leadership skills for women and men staff

Probably all international development organisations have some sort of written commitment to upholding gender equality and diversity within their internal organisation. At Helvetas, we have such a principle in our gender and social equity policy – but what matters is being proactive about putting policy into practice. Numbers of women and men staff Staffing figures

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