The politics of poverty : elites, citizens and states : findings from ten years of DFID-funded research on governance and fragile states 2001-2010 : a synthesis paper

Abstract: This paper provides a brief overview of what different DFID funded programmes have told us about governance, fragility and conflict in the developing world. Key message is that to understand development we must understand the politics that shape it. Author(s): Ramshaw, Graeme; DFID Source(s): , 97 p., ill., tabs Published: 2010 Department for international…

PREVAL monitoring and evaluation (PM&E) for rural development

Abstract: PREVAL is a global platform working with (national and local) government institutions, project technical units, and rural organisations to build and strengthen capacity to develop and implement Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation systems to produce information for decision making and learning. Author(s): PREVAL Source(s): , Published: 2009 PREVAL, Lima (English; Spanish ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://preval.org/en

Tracking local development in west Africa : a holistic and participatory approach

Abstract: In this video the methodology of the Participatory Development Assessment research project is introduced, which aims to improve the evaluation of development interventions in Africa. The video contains an interview supported with images from the field (Northern Ghana and Southern Burkina Faso). Author(s): Geest, Kees Van Der Source(s): , 10:26 min., ill. Published: 2009…

IFAD’s performance and impact in decentralizing environments : experiences from Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda : thematic evaluation

Abstract: This IFAD evaluation could not conclude that decentralization in Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Uganda has enhanced the impact of IFAD-assisted interventions, or made them more pro-poor or more accountable to the poor. Recommendations are made for capacity building, accountability, and project design. Author(s): IFAD Source(s): , Report / International fund for agricultural development; 1641 xxx,…