Advocating for Evaluation: a toolkit to develop advocacy strategies to strengthen an enabling environment for evaluation
This toolkit contains guidance and tools on how to plan, design, implement, monitor and evaluate advocacy strategies to promote national evaluation policies and systems that are equity-focused and gender-responsive. It aims to help users understand the role of advocacy in increasing demand for evaluation, and develop operational strategies to promote demand for evaluation services.
This book reviews the key successes and challenges in achieving a truly participatory process of policy making. It is a handbook of participatory tools used to prepare IndiaÆs National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan under the requirements of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Bringing in multiple perspectives, especially those that usually remain invisible, is a universal challenge to policy processes today. Based on diverse opinions and perspectives, this book moves beyond the general principles of participation to identify precise approaches that work (as well as risks and pitfalls) in including diverse local opinions. A range of successful tools are explained step-by-step to help practitioners adapt and design appropriate approaches for their own contexts. The handbook is structured geographically, looking at Karnataka, Maharashtra, Sikkim and Andhra Pradesh, concluding with a more general look at the national media campaign.
This folder on training for sustainability contains eight booklets, which are designed to be used together, and share a common framework and key principles. Four linked steps are seen as key to understanding sustainable and equitable development:
À Wholeness. People are an important part of the ecosystem and people/environment interactions are poorly understood;
À Asking Questions. We cannot assess anything unless we know which questions to ask;
À Reflective Institutions. The context for the questioning approach is institutional, andà.
À People Focussed. People are both the problem and the solution and the principal arena for action lies in influencing the motivation for human behavior.
The series starts with the summary document, Overview of Methods, Tools and Field Experiences: Assessing Progress Towards Sustainability. The other seven volumes fall into three sets:
Methods of system assessment (people and the ecosystem)
À Participatory and Reflective Analytical Mapping (PRAM)
À Assessing Rural Sustainability
À Planning Action for Rural Sustainability
Methods of self assessment (for organisations and communities to examine their own attitudes, capacities and experiences)
À Reflective Institutions
Tools (for use in conjunction with any of the methods or with other methods)
À Barometer of Sustainability
À Community-Based Indicators
À Questions of Survival
Methods and tools may well have to be adapted to local circumstances and solutions must be people focussed to be sustained.
This document outlines the content of a workshop held to examine the use of participatory methodologies in livestock projects, with a particular emphasis on the collection and use of ethno-vetinary information.
Assessment of water and sanitation status in two Weredas of South Wollo Zone: account of two participatory rural appraisal (PRA) field exercises, June 16-25, 1997
This report provides an account of two participatory rural appraisal (PRA) field exercises. The aim of the field work was for participants of a workshop for health planners and sanitarians to gain practical experience of using PRA tools.
This manual reflects the principles of local governance espoused by a group of education and development oriented NGOs in partnership with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. The manual had its origins in a pilot training programme for local governance in which the NGO group placed grassroots participation at the centre of local governance. In this manual, the basic orientation course of the barangay (local administrative unit) training programme is outlined. Links are made between grassroots participation in local governance and participatory democracy in national policy.
This training manual is designed for members of Philippine local government units (LGUs) and civil society groups to increase their knowledge of participatory local governance. It responds to the prevailing view in the Philippines that decentralisation has not changed institutional arrangements at the local level, but has devolved rent-seeking. Decentralisation and citizen participation in local governance are seen to be key to citizen and barangay empowerment. The manual seeks to fill the knowledge gap in LGU officers and citizen organisations, about the opportunities, rights and duties pertaining to citizen participation and barangay governance. The topics included are concepts and processes of participatory governance, decentralisation and features of the 1991 Local Government Code and administration of LGUs, features of barangay governance, revenue and fiscal concerns, participatory development planning (with PRA methods) and budgeting and barangay (village) enterprise development. Mainstream development theories are challenged, and alternatives for sustainable local development through sustained community organisation are proposed, to address gender and other inequalities.