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.
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).
Creative hubs play a vital role in supporting the self-sufficiency and independence of makers of cultural and media productions. As ‘convenors of creatives,’ hubs serve local communities and connect creative practitioners. This toolkit is part of Creative Hubs Academy, a global partnership project of Nesta, Hivos and British Council, that supports creative hub leaders to sustain and grow their hubs.