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By  Joaquin Navas, Ricardo Ramírez & Mariana López-Fernández, DECI-4. DECI (Designing Evaluation and Communication for Impact) is an action-research project on capacity building in evaluation and communication. By combining evaluation and communication, the DECI model provides a decision making framework that helps social development and research projects to be more strategic and adaptable to unexpected [...]

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Por Joaquin Navas, Ricardo Ramírez & Mariana López-Fernández, DECI-4. DECI es una iniciativa de acción-investigación acerca de cómo desarrollar capacidades en el ámbito de la evaluación y de la comunicación dentro de proyectos de investigación para el desarrollo. DECI combina la evaluación y la comunicación creando un marco para la toma de decisiones que ayuda [...]

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By Ricardo Ramirez and Galin Kora, 2020 Collaboration and partnerships are strategies used by many organizations. There are plenty of variations in the level of integration of activities and strategies.  On the surface, the notion of collaboration appears attractive; yet one also hears about challenges faced by partners when the differences emerge in the process. [...]

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By Ricardo Ramírez and Dal Brodhead, DECI-3. Years ago, I joined a team of consultants who asked to prepare their final report in a story format.  When the team presented the report to an audience, they did so by reading the first chapter of a mini novel. During the question and answer period most of [...]

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By Ricardo Ramírez and Dal Brodhead, DECI-3. A recent i2insights blog by Bonnie McBain outlines three aspects of scenario planning that help: define goals, design strategy, and produce useful and defensible projections.  Scenario planning is also useful when working to resolve uncertainties which are common to research efforts - especially those aimed at influencing decision-makers.  [...]

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