Loes van Dijk

Coordinator M&E and Learning

Utrecht, Netherlands

About Me

"Don't leave learning up to chance", that is my motto in life. As the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning coordinator at AgriProFocus I want to help you with learning activities and add value to evaluation of impact, strategy, projects, daily team activities or yourself. It is all about 'what do you want to achieve?', 'how do you get there?' and in the end, 'are you happy with the result?'.

Please feel yourself invited to contact me anytime or find me on skype.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 15 September 2017 at 11:30

Collective impact initiatives need an approach to performance measurement and evaluation that is as multi-faceted, responsive, and flexible as the initiatives themselves. 

As a multi-stakeholder initiative you probably want to work towards creating the same impact: shared impact! This also means thinking about a shared measurement of the impact, with learning as continuous underlying factor in this change process. FSG, re-imaging social change, presented Guide to Evaluating Collective Impact. 

 Top Takeaways

  1. Designing an evaluation for a collective impact initiative requires an understanding of the initiative’s maturity as well as the context.
  2. Collective impact is a problem-solving process; continuous learning is essential to its success.
  3. Different evaluation approaches are used at different stages of a collective impact initiative.

Source of the infographic below:  (The Collective Impact Forum, 2017)

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 7 June 2017 at 08:44

10 things to know about evaluation and learning

I would like to share an interesting presentation about evaluation, and how it can work for learning purposes. Evaluation is essential to grow as an individual, team and organisation, but there are still many misconceptions about what it is - and how it should be used.

The ODI's Research and Policy in Development Programme (RAPID) put together essential 'things to know' about evaluation in 10 infographics. Interested to read? You can find the infographics in both a PDF in English and a PDF in French.


Akibodé Djodji

Dear LOES, thank you for sharing this 

The importance of monitoring and evaluation has become a priority in all serious organizations and for all projects. For AgriProFocus Mali, the tools developed by the network are well used, this is an opportunity to say thanks to Peter and The AKVO team in Mali. We greatly appreciated the exchanges we had with you this week to improve the survey questions

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