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Jonathan Cole

Top Tips for Impact Evaluation
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Top Tips for Impact Evaluation

International development is complex; it involves multiple stakeholders with different interests, goals and capacities. Within this pandemonium, there is a need to demonstrate the impact of what we do and how our interventions changed the...

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July 13, 2017
NGO Financial Sustainability
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NGO Financial Sustainability

The way we think about charities is fundamentally torn between two ideals. On the one side we want non-profit organisations to strive for high-end efficiency, professionally running campaigns and programmes, squeezing costs, and increasing impact....

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September 13, 2015
Beneficiary-led aid
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Beneficiary-led aid

Dr Adrian Flint and I here make the case for a development paradigm shaped and determined by the people affected directly by aid and assistance programmes. It is a call for aid programming and policy...

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August 15, 2015
How an NGO turned into a social enterprise
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How an NGO turned into a social enterprise

The story of Cordaid’s Transformation Questions and narrative by Christian Meyer zu Natrup, Director, MzN International (www.mzninternational.com) Answers by Henri van Eeghen, COO, Cordaid Many talk about the benefits of operating as a social enterprise...

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August 13, 2015