• Everyone knows about gender

    At some places it can be quite sensitive to talk about gender equality. It has become part of donor jargon, not something that involves everyone. Annemarie Westendorp from Van Hall Larenstein University and one of the trainers of the course Gender Mainstreaming in Development Programmes, tackled this issue in a creative way.

    news28 Aug 2017
  • Less Paper, More Aid: Harmonizing Donor Reporting

    Name two activities most people dislike doing in life. Paying tax? Going to the dentist? Probably true! And in working life? Our MDF clients often mention the same thing: report writing.

    blog25 Aug 2017
  • Giorgio Ferrari

    How impact evaluations contribute to meaningful change

    Recently, in my work as an evaluator at MDF, I had the opportunity of leafing through the archive of evaluations of a development agency that is a leader in political development and human rights protection. I was struck by three plain points.

    blog11 Aug 2017
  • Global network empowers communities on land issues

    Land tenure when you're living in the slums of Nairobi can be quite challenging. Traditional land registration and occupancy too often remains out of reach for poor people. New ways of working ask for new tools. What works well?

    news08 Aug 2017
  • What if they don’t take me seriously?

    No matter how educated you are, as a trainer you can always end up in a situation that makes you feel nervous or insecure. Deliver a successful training with these 4 powerful tips.

    blog31 Jul 2017