• Advocacy: just do it? Or learn to do it first?

    Advocacy: just do it? Or learn to do it first? Should you start with providing capacity building programmes first? Or, should you prioritise the advocacy proper, focusing on the advocacy outcomes first and favouring on-the-job learning by your partners?

    blog07 Aug 2018
  • Mentoring 18 people to become excellent volunteers

    Nicolas Dupic is an MDF trainer/consultant and he works on a large EU-funded programme called the EU Aid Volunteers initiative. Last May, Nicolas was a mentor of a fantastic group of candidate volunteers trained in The Netherlands and in this interview he offers an insight into the two-week training.

    news03 Aug 2018
  • Is a programme only successful if the outcomes are reached?

    Would you like to gain a better grip on the evaluations of your advocacy programmes? Advocacy approaches are peculiar in many ways, which makes evaluating them challenging. Ewoud Plate – trainer of the new Evaluating Advocacy and Policy Influencing course – shares some nuggets of wisdom that can help you to conduct your evaluations better.

    blog30 Jul 2018
  • Am I really evaluating an advocacy programme?

    Would you wish for more grip on the evaluations of your advocacy programmes? Advocacy approaches are peculiar in many ways, and this makes evaluating them challenging. Ewoud Plate, trainer of the new Evaluating Advocacy and Policy Influencing course, shares nuggets of wisdom on a weekly basis that can help you conducting your evaluations better.

    blog23 Jul 2018
  • Stakeholder Analysis 2.0

    Stakeholders can kill a programme, or make it succeed. Making sense of their interests is essential to improving the effectiveness of development programs. With the "Stakeholder Analysis 2.0" you can advance your understanding of stakeholder behaviour by considering stakeholders as political agents within their own environment.

    blog10 Jul 2018

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