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Evaluation and Communication in Practice

By Vira Ramelan and Wendy Quarry, DECI-4.  In recent months, our small team of DECI mentors has been asked to look back and reflect on where we are going, how well we are doing and more importantly, how well the research teams in the institutes we mentor are responding to our discussions on evaluation and [...]

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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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