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Zenebe Uraguchi, December 2016 2

We left ten years ago and business is still thriving!

C.K. Rao, Joy Elamon & Zenebe Uraguchi It is rare to go back after sometime and review if a project’s work did really contribute to meaningful and durable impacts. Often implementers and donors say that they do not have the time and financial resources to do post-project reflections. In this blog post, we share the

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

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

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