• From an NGO to a Social Enterprise

    In the development world, facing the reality of dwindling grant funding should be a wake-up call to any NGO and a sure sign that they need to change.

    news30 Aug 2019
  • Seven Trends in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

    We all know the importance of M&E in the development sector.  MDF has trained and accompanied hundreds of organizations in M&E across the globe in all sectors of development for 35 years. Here are some trends we have noticed.

    news29 Aug 2019
  • Six Key Learnings on Proposal Writing

    You win some, you lose some, is the famous proverb we use when we’ve not been successful.  When submitting proposals, we have to accept the risk of being rejected. Then ask yourself: have I done all I can to understand the donor’s requests?

    news28 Aug 2019
  • From dilemmas to useful recommendations

    MDF consultant Rudolf van der Helm went to South Sudan for a mid-term evaluation of a project that aims to improve the livelihoods of small-holder farmers. However, the results are mixed and politics interfere. In this blog, Rudolf describes how he found a way to make sense of all the information he received and ensure that his evaluation contributes to the programme.

    news23 Aug 2019
  • MDF wins a grant to help build a circular economy hub in Kenya

    MDF Training & Consultancy and consortium have been awarded a grant worth EUR 1.5 million! With the grant, the consortium will go the extra mile by not only establishing two E-waste refurbishing plants in Kenya, but also creating a circular economy ecosystem around them with the aim to establish a self-reliant and sustainable social business model.

    news29 Jul 2019