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Jane Carter, December 2016 0

Valuing women – and child care – in Albania

The 16 days of Activism on ending violence against women is now over, but that does not mean that the topic should fade from public discourse for another year. Recently I was in Albania, contributing to the planning of the next phase of the RisiAlbania project (Risi for short). Risi works to promote youth employment,

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

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

Zenebe Uraguchi, October 2016 1

The ‘oops moments’: why should we care about discussing ‘failures’?

PART ONE  Riff Fullan & Zenebe Uraguchi In April 2016, Johannes Haushofer, a professor of psychology at Princeton University, published a CV listing his career failures. Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Canada publishes its annual reports of failures, saying ‘admitting failure is a practice of embracing, talking about, and publishing programmatic and strategic failures’. Sometimes such experiences