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dc.contributor.authorShutt, Cathy
dc.contributor.authorMcGee, Rosemary
dc.identifier.citationShutt, C. and McGee, R. (2013) 'Improving the Evaluability of INGO Empowerment and Accountability Programmes', CDI Practice Paper 1, Brighton: IDSen_GB
dc.description.abstractThis CDI Practice Paper is based on an analysis of international NGO (INGO) evaluation practice in empowerment and accountability (E&A) programmes commissioned by CARE UK, Christian Aid, Plan UK and World Vision UK. It reviews evaluation debates and their implications for INGOs. The authors argue that if INGOs are to successfully 'measure' or assess outcomes and impacts of E&A programmes, they need to shift attention from methods to developing more holistic and complexity informed evaluation strategies during programme design. Final evaluations or impact assessments are no longer discrete activities, but part of longer-term learning processes. Given the weak evaluation capacity within the international development sector, this CDI Practice Paper concludes that institutional donors must have realistic expectations and support INGOs to develop their evaluation capacity in keeping with cost - benefit considerations. Donors might also need to reconsider the merits of trying to evaluate the 'impact' of 'demand-side' NGO governance programmes independently of potentially complementary 'supply-side' governance initiatives. The CDI Practice Paper series is published by the Centre for Development Impact (CDI), a joint initiative between IDS and ITAD.en_GB
dc.publisherInstitute of Development Studies (IDS)en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCDI Practice Paper;1
dc.titleImproving the Evaluability of INGO Empowerment and Accountability Programmesen_GB
dc.typeCDI Practice Paperen_GB
dc.rights.holderInstitute of Development Studies (IDS)en_GB
dc.identifier.teamParticipation Power and Social Changeen_GB

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