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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mar
19

Results Measurement for Private Sector Development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  19 March 2018 to 23 March 2018 - All Day Event
  Bangkok

Apply for the Results Measurement for Sustainable Private Sector Development course 

19-23 March 2018, Bangkok


This 5-day course offers a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of all aspects that practitioners need to set up a practical results measurement system for internal learning and communicating credible results. This course targets intervention and results measurement staff and managers that are working in Private Sector Development programs. The course is offered by HPC, with Hans Posthumus and Phitcha Wanitphon as lead trainers.

For more information or to apply, see www.hposthumus.nl

HPC also offers a 4-day results Measurement course for Program Managers at 26-29 March 2018 in Bangkok. For more information or to apply, see: www.miehlbradt.com



nov
06

M&E and Learning meet-up

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  06 November 2017, 15:00-17:00
  Utrecht

Hi there! Are you that kind of person that can't stop talking about how amazing it is to LEARN from others and do you want to know (even) more about this? 

On November 6th, a working group of learning experts have organised a small meet-up to discuss different kind of learning challenges. 

So what is this LEARNING meet-up about? The objective of this work session is to talk about best practices of internal learning processes within our own organisations. In a small group of learning experts, we will work together on (internal) learning cases, challenges and find concrete examples for our daily practices. 

We seek answers to the following questions: What does learning mean in our organisations? What do we want to achieve with it? When do we see ourselves as a learning-driven organisation and what is the role of a M&E expert in this process? And how do we exchange experiences about this so we really can start using interesting tools and examples in our own work/team? 

This meet-u

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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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