• Philipp Bienek

    Struggles of a trainer

    Trainers like to conduct training where most energy starts to flow. However, if you want your training to have a longer-term effect, you also need to think up front about what is needed, how to design the training and what to do when it is delivered. Philipp Bienek, former participant from the Training & Facilitation Skills course, explores in further depth in the first part of the mini-series: prepare by acquiring knowledge about the participants’ needs and how to read between the lines.

    news13 Jan 2020
  • Evaluations – making a virtue of necessity II

    This article is the second part of a longer article on virtuous evaluations. Last week our MDF Global director Mike Zuijderduijn wrote about the virtuous features on the process-side of Lobby and Advocacy evaluations; speaking the right language, going beyond reports that are read by only a few, and shifting from judging to an appreciative approach. This week Mike dives deeper into the content of a virtuous evaluation.

    news14 Nov 2019
  • Reports

    Evaluations – making a virtue of necessity

    In the past few years, the MDF evaluation team undertook Mid-term Reviews of several Strategic Partnerships under the Dialogue and Dissent programmes financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A reflection on these experiences inspired the writing of this article calling for more ‘virtuous evaluations’. 

    news06 Nov 2019
  • The results chain and how to use it when writing winning proposals

    Talking only about what your project will do will not convince many people instantly, talking about what your project strives to achieve is much more convincing! Do you know the difference between outputs and outcomes? What makes something an activity? What is the impact of your project? Test your knowledge of the results chain with this small quiz! 

    news10 Oct 2019
  • Janice Dwomoh Abraham

    How nutrition affects gender roles

    How does the role of men and women relate to the quality of water or nutrition? Janice Dwomoh Abraham recently graduated from her PhD programme, where she studied the nutritional quality of crops and surface water in Ghana. 
    While pregnant with her third baby, she succeeded in becoming an example for other students. This is her story.

    news01 Oct 2019