What we do
Since 2009 we have provided capacity development in evaluation and communication for IDRC research projects in the Networked Economies Program. We bring experience in Utilization-focused Evaluation (UFE), a decision-making framework that accommodates a wide range of evaluation methods. In parallel, we integrated mentoring in research communication (ResCom) to help projects plan how they interact with stakeholders and share findings.
DECI-2 is an applied research project supported by IDRC’s Networked Economies Program. We have evidence that the combined support in UFE and Research Communication enhances the internal learning culture within projects. A 2017 External Evaluation of DECI-2 confirmed that the mentoring helped our partners became ‘adaptive managers’ as they adjusted their project strategies to maximize impact.
Our Theory of Change details what we have done, the benefits experienced partners, and our own changes in capabilities.
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-Principal Investigators, 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) and Charles Dhewa (Zimbabwe).
The Latin America & Caribbean mentor is: Joaquín Navas (Montreal) with earlier support by Bruce Girard (Uruguay).
The Asia mentors are: Sonal Zaveri (India) and Vira Ramelan (Indonesia).
Where we work and with whom