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Rule 2 Rationale for Business-Civil Society-Government Collaboration

Posted by Steve Waddell in M&E, Net Dev on December 7, 2010

Collaborations involving business, civil society and government are complicated and often exasperating. Rule 1 is if you can achieve your goals with a traditional organization or a collaboration of just one type of organization, go for it. Rule 2 is if you can’t, be clear about why and what you want from the intersectoral strategy.Read More...

New Resource for Complex Network Developmental Evaluation

Posted by Steve Waddell in M&E on August 10, 2010

Do you want to evaluate an initiative similar to this: Major systems change initiative where the intervention initiative aims to “tip” a system in a major new direction… Or maybe like this: Many different agencies and project teams working collaboratively on the same problem with complicated interactions, impossible-to-attribute outcomes, diverse responses to unexpected events…the challenge is ongoing development of the collaborative effort and providing feedback about its effectiveness.Read More...

Rule 1 for Network Development through Hyper-Link Mapping

Posted by Steve Waddell in Communications, M&E, Net Dev on August 3, 2010

If you are starting or working in a network, you should use new mapping technologies to “see the whole”. Knowing who is working in your field and their relationships is key for good strategy. In a previous blog, I briefly introduced several mapping technologies. Now I'll give more details about one of the easier and quicker ways to map: using web crawls. They give a view of the structure of the “virtual (digital) world”, that is becoming an increasingly good description of “real world” relationships as the internet develops.Read More...

Measuring Simple, Complicated and Complex Impact for Change Networks

Posted by Steve Waddell in M&E on June 15, 2010

There are many different ways to approach impact measurement, but using the wrong methods can actually undermine a change network’s efforts. The value of appropriate impact measurement is that it not only helps explain to funders their return on investment, but it also is an important tool for priority-setting, decision-making and managing.Read More...

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