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  • Open Data Capacity Development Strategy for CSOs and MDAs

    This strategy is intended for developing Open Data Capacity (ODC) of selected Malawi Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on the data supply side and selected Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on the demand side in the open data generation, packaging, access and use.

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  • Data Informing Government’s Decisions on Covid-19 Response in Malawi

    This report, produced for the PROTECT program in Malawi, provides a picture of available data informing government’s decisions on the Covid-19 preparedness and response. 

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  • Indepth Analysis of Covid 19 Data in Malawi

    Hivos commissioned a study which sought to conduct an in-depth analysis of Covid-19 data in Malawi, which should provide disaggregated data as evidence base for response planning to Covid-19 by policy makers and other development partners.

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  • An Assessment of Citizen’s Access to Covid-19 Data in Malawi

    Hivos, under the PROTECT Program, commissioned a study with the broad objective of unearthing the barriers and enablers to accessing the Covid-19 Government Open Access data. 

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  • Open and sustainable procurement

    This paper explores paths towards a deepened collaboration between open and sustainable procurement advocates and practitioners. Building on literature and key informant interviews, it outlines the two fields, their potential for mutual reinforcement and positive impact as well as possible tensions.

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  • Changing Hearts and Minds

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

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  • Learning and Accountability in Turbulent Waters

    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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  • Excelling in Tandem: Past, Present, Future

    New Ways of Working for Creatives in the COVID-19 Context.
    A Research for Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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  • Strategic Compass 2021 – 2024

    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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  • Coffee Barometer 2020

    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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  • Promoting women’s influence in their food systems

    This paper presents a collection of cases where women influenced other food system actors. The paper also highlights key lessons emerging on what worked well in supporting women’s advocacy capacity.

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  • Lessons from outcome harvesting in Monitoring and Evaluation

    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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