Sector-specific Case Studies and Examples
As part of our materials to strengthen Managing for Development Results (MfDR), we have developed Case Studies and worked examples of a Stakeholder Analysis, Problem Tree, Objectives/Vision Tree, Risk Analysis, and good practice Log Frame for five different sectors: Forestry, Agriculture/Trade, Climate Change; Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, and Education. These can be used in training or advisory services – or new ones can be developed for bespoke capacity strengthening assignments.
Quality Assurance (QA) checklists
CIDT has developed a modality of QA checklists that have proven helpful in guiding the review and assessment of the various elements of results frameworks. We use them to gauge the strengths and weaknesses of ‘real’ results frameworks, in order identify their strengths and possible areas for improvement. As a trainer or expert providing technical assistance, these checklists provide an objective way to assess a product from a technical perspective and to communicate the findings and suggestions. We have also assisted our clients (of advisory services) or participants (of workshops/trainings) to use these checklists. They have been a great asset to Peer Review exercises, enabling individuals to provide constructive feedback.
We also have a checklist for the review the quality of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plans, which can be used to assess and score the M&E component of project proposals, to facilitate peer review during M&E workshops/trainings, or to conduct a self-assessment of a ‘real’ M&E plan.