Rethinking Monitoring and Evaluation
Esther Mebrahtu, Brian Pratt, Linda Lonnqvist
Do any of these monitoring and evaluation issues sound familiar? It feels like your monitoring and evaluation (M&E) has to demonstrate that your project is perfect. Your funder demands M&E data that's too cumbersome to collect. M&E feels more like an impediment than a resource to your work. Your M&E...
Capacity Building for NGOs
Capacity Building for NGOs is for anyone interested in capacity building with NGOs and other civil society organisations. It provides an overview of trends and current thinking about NGO capacity building, the challenges and constraints. It also addresses the difficult issue of why, despite all our...
Capacity Building Framework
The design and implementation of successful capacity building programmes involves a range of complex processes and considerations. This practical guide draws on INTRAC’s experience in capacity building consultancy and programme work and on its successful international training in capacity building....
Outcomes and Impact
Peter Oakley, Brian Pratt, Andrew Clayton
How can development agencies evaluate the long term impact of their social development programmers? What types of method do they need to employ? How effective are formal planning, monitoring and evaluation systems at understanding social change? Building on the experience of many different agencies,...
The Development of Civil Society in Central Asia
Janice Giffen, Lucy Earle, Charles Buxton
The Development of Civil Society in Central Asia considers the applicability and use of civil society, both as a concept and in practice, in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The volume examines whether civil society organisations (CSOs) are a progressive force for cha...
Conflict, crisis and instability form part of a chain of the dilemmas confronting development in much of the Arab world. With military intervention, occupation and civil war in Iraq and Palestine, most neighbouring countries such as Lebanon remain in a permanent state of flux. This book is unique in...
This volume provides an insightful overview both of the concept of civil society and its operationalisation. The book presents comprehensive analyses of practical considerations such as capacity building and monitoring and evaluation of civil society support programmes. It is an edited collection of...
Direct Funding from a Southern Perspective
A number of studies have looked at the direct funding of southern NGOs by official governmental agencies. However, few have done so from a southern perspectives. The basis of Direct Funding from a Southern Perspective are the case studies of developing countries carried out by southern researchers a...
Strengthening the Capacity of NGOs
A growing proportion of overseas aid resources is flowing through indigenous NGOs in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Concerns about the capacity and performance of many Southern NGOs are leading Northern NGOs and official donors to seek ways of strengthening their partners that extend beyond technic...
Civil Society and the War on Terror
Aggravated poverty and insecurity, the loss of livelihoods, the breakdown of trust and hope – these are some of the consequences of the war on terror. These points were reiterated in a series of workshops organised by INTRAC in 2006-07, and run by southern and northern civil society groups in five r...