Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.

Home

Recent Posts

July 26, 2016
Last week, I was asked to be on a panel on “Utilization of Evidence and Research” at the USAID Democracy, Rights and Governance Partners’ Forum.  I spent some time during my presentation talking about complexity-aware approaches, and how to make sure that evidence stays relevant in the... Read More
June 06, 2016
If you work in international development, chances are you’ve been there – in a meeting, on a call, or over email where some person starts going on about why your project’s anticipated outcomes are really more like higher level outputs and the logic model needs to be built out to better reflect the... Read More
April 11, 2016
What do marshmallows tell us about development? More than you think. One central tension in our line of work is between providing ready-made solutions and taking local context into account. At IRI, our approach includes an appreciation for how quickly developing political systems can change... Read More
March 30, 2016
On February 28, 2016, after traveling for over 20 hours, I finally landed in Washington, DC from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia as part of a three-day International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Scholars Conference with my counterparts in IRI’s field offices around the... Read More
March 23, 2016
(IRI’s M&E Scholars Program is an intensive course designed to help field-based M&E specialists to better understand, design and apply cutting edge concepts, methods and practices to their work. The program includes a condensed three day workshop in Washington DC, which is what James writes... Read More
December 21, 2015
At IRI we believe that the principles of evaluative thinking reflect the democratic values of transparency, accountability and responsiveness. That is part of the reason we take the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of our work so seriously. One example of our efforts to prioritize meaningful M... Read More
Posted by

Natalie Trisilla

Evaluation Specialist
December 09, 2015
I have been wanting to visit Turkey for a little while now. You hear so much about the architecture, the vivid history of the Ottoman Empire, the meeting point of East and West and I have yet to turn down a good kebab and shawarma platter.  So, when the Office of Monitoring and Evaluation (... Read More
Posted by

Suzane Muhereza

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Uganda
November 24, 2015
Integrating M&E in our offices: my personal experience Okay, I admit that monitoring and evaluation does sound like a mysterious science mastered by people who design complicated and exhausting tables and use difficult words such as “indicators” or “input and output” to complicate even more... Read More
Posted by

Youssra Bakhir

Program Coordinator and M&E Specialist, Morocco
November 16, 2015
Last week, Mohammad Allahham, IRI’s local staff member based in Amman, Jordan, attended the American Evaluators Association (AEA)’s 2015 annual conference in Chicago, Illinois. The AEA conference is more than what... Read More
Posted by

Dylan Diggs

Assistant Evaluation Officer, Middle East North Africa Division
November 12, 2015
Recently I was in Morocco where I had the opportunity to sit down with political party members from across the country and lead a discussion about their experiences participating in the latest parliamentary elections on Sept. 4, 2015. Each conference, held in Marrakech, Guelmim and Agadir, spurred... Read More
Posted by

Dylan Diggs

Assistant Evaluation Officer, Middle East North Africa Division

Pages