What we do
We provide capacity development in both evaluation and communication for IDRC research projects in the Information & Networks Program (I&N). We provide mentoring in Utilization-focused Evaluation (UFE), a decision-making framework that accommodates a wide range of evaluation methods. In parallel, we provide mentoring in research communication (ResCom) to help projects plan how they interact with stakeholders and share findings.
DECI-2 is a research project aimed at test-driving capacity development in these two fields. An assumption is that the combined effect of UFE and Research Communication will enhance the internal learning culture within projects; and it will enable projects to focus attention early on communication planning to enhance the reach and uptake of research outcomes. DECI-2 supported by IDRC’s Networked Economies Program.
Who we are
DECI-2 is hosted by the New Economy Development Group, a consulting group in Ottawa, Canada. Dal Brodhead and Ricardo Ramírez are co-leaders, with support from Wendy Quarry (Ottawa).
We have a team of mentors in East Africa, Asia and Latin America who work directly with project partners.
The East Africa mentors are: Julius Nyangaga (Kenya) for UFE and Charles Dhewa (Zimbabwe) for ResCom.
The Latin America & Caribbean mentors are: Joaquín Navas (Paraguay) for UFE and Bruce Girard (Uruguay) for ResCom.
The Asia mentors are: Sonal Zaveri (India) for UFE and Vira Ramelan (Indonesia) for ResCom.
Where we work and with whom