In Praise of Small Data for Learning about Impact

In Praise of Small Data for Learning about Impact

In the world of international development and social enterprise, Impact Assessment is a big topic these days. How do you answer the ‘so what’ question – the idea that performance

Humble Design for a Social World

In our presentation of the J-Frame, we refer to “social design” as distinct from “total design”. Total design is a term we use to describe the world view of design

Programme Sustainability Model [HEURISTIC]

Based on our experience of designing and evaluating development initiatives, there are three elements that are critical for the sustainability of programmes. DRIVING FORCE The source of energy and momentum

Using Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis, fsQCA [CASE STUDY]

By Sophia Greeley, ImpactReady Consulting Fellow 2013 Fuzzy-set analysis works from the assumption that the life isn’t black and white. Things can be more black, or more white, but rarely

J-Frame Design Model [HEURISTIC]

The J-Frame is a model that we use to guide our design work and to choose approaches that are appropriate for the ‘social space’ (context) into which we are designing.

7 Principles for Great Intranet Design

By Ronnie MacPherson, ImpactReady Knowledge Advisor The development, launch and management of an intranet can be a daunting prospect for any organisation. Introducing new technology into the workplace is often

Affinity Mapping Usability of Humanitarian Evaluations

We recently undertook research for UNICEF’s Evaluation Unit as part of a submission to their Executive Board. Our contribution centred around the usability of evaluations and lessons that have emerged

Lessons from Uganda – start with a story

ImpactReady are supporting IOD PARC to design and run an Impact Evaluation of the World Food Programme’s work in Northern Uganda. We are looking at a specific period, 2005-2011. This

Coventry University Disaster Management students learn about school feeding in emergencies

Drawing on our experience with designing school feeding programmes, and developing the global programme guidance for WFP school feeding, ImpactReady recently ran a scenario for undergraduate students on the disaster

UNICEF Global Evaluation Report Oversight System

As part of it’s commitment to improving the quality of evaluation in UNICEF, the agency’s Evaluation Office operates a Global Evaluation Report Oversight System. This receives and makes available evaluation