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.
A Primer for Design and Facilitation of Multi-Actor Initiatives
Hivos has developed five strategies for promoting the voices and choices of marginalized people, while strengthening civil society overall. This primer is about the second strategy: forging multi-actor initiatives.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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).