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    Hivos and Wageningen University have developed a new monitoring & evaluation (M&E) method for advocacy: “Narrative Assessment.” It centers on the creation of credible stories about advocacy processes, achievements and challenges.

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    People and their organizations are central to our vision, mission and our solution-driven approach. Since our founding in 1968, Hivos has promoted access to all forms of power for all citizens so they can actively participate in a truly democratic society. This is why our motto has remained People Unlimited all these years.

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    Read about the work Hivos and its partners has done in 2020. The document also includes the Annual Accounts 2020.

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    If you are interested in shifting how people think about gender and sexuality – then this document is for you!

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    This reflection paper describes the experiences of the Citizen Agency Consortium with implementing a large multi-country evaluation of four programs. It takes stock of what worked and what didn’t work when evaluating the outcomes of a diverse set of lobby and advocacy strategies and activities.

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    We find ourselves at a moment in time when the true extent of the challenges facing the world has been thrown into stark relief. To ensure Hivos remains well-equipped to address these challenges – together with our partners and allies – we have adopted a new strategic direction.

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    The largest coffee companies in the world are failing to report transparently on their 2020 commitments, and doing too little to ensure sustainability for farming and farmers.

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    Outcome harvesting (OH) is a methodology that is designed for use in complex situations where the relationship between cause and effect is not fully understood or is unclear and/or where many different actors influence change. Unlike conventional methods, OH collects evidence of what has been achieved and is not limited to intended results and change […]

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    In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Cordaid and Hivos consulted their partners to take stock of the different ways the pandemic – and government measures to fight it – have affected civil society organizations (CSOs).