Author Archives: Denise Baer

Ten Top Trends to Watch in Development Monitoring and Evaluation in 2017

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If development evaluation is at an inflection point, what are the drivers that would enable this turning point?  There are ten top trends in development evaluation emerging in 2017 that — if widely adopted — indeed promise to revolutionize how we determine what works and learn from development aid projects. I will discuss each of these trends in depth in future articles, but here are the top ten trends to watch for 2017:

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Economic Reform Feature Service Article: Development Evaluation at a Key Inflection Point

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An inflection point is a turning point.  Recent developments promise such a turning point for international development and development evaluation.  What would make this turning point catalytic is if it can mobilize private sector investment to address the estimated $2.5 trillion development funding shortfall.  The possibility of joining together traditional government, philanthropic and non-governmental civil society actors with the private sector including new innovative players such as impact investors is a very real opportunity for genuine change and improved social impact.

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