Presentation on theme: "Valuing Voices: Sustainable Solutions for Excellent Impact Jindra Cekan, PhD Valuing Voices at CEKAN CONSULTING LLC and Siobhan Green of Sonjara (partner."— Presentation transcript:
Valuing Voices: Sustainable Solutions for Excellent Impact Jindra Cekan, PhD Valuing Voices at CEKAN CONSULTING LLC and Siobhan Green of Sonjara (partner org) AEA, Denver – Oct 2014
Feedback (2): Learning best from what lasts? @ 2014 Valuing Voices, Cekan Consulting LLC Considerations/ processes Whole of community discussions, 2 days per community Feedback to local authorities and national Ministries Feed post-project learning into new projects DIME in area Q: How to best support learning from databases nationally? Q: How best engage national decision-makers, donors in macro feedback learning loops across projects, sectors? Social: Q: Will empowering communities to self-evaluate engage them and NGOs/PVOs in future project design? Q: Will using national evaluators, feeding into national and global databases work for advocating fundamental change in how development is ‘done’ re: design and learning? Q: How to attribute unintended impacts to vestige of project or not? Q: how to address sharing sensitive learning of ‘failed’ projects? How best to build the sensitive case If some sectors/ activities are far less self-sustainable than others yet donors feel they must fund? What else?
Near-term projected Benefits of Valuing Voices? Learning from post-closeout evaluations results in: Learning what enabled sustainability or prevented it… for other projects to do/ or not A global database of post-project evaluation lessons by sector by country, sector, even implementer on ROI by project investment from participants to donors/implementers to their taxpayers- how sustainably $$ was spent A cadre of trained national evaluators/ students and ICT database managers exists in each country Inspiring better local solutions via better information on what works best Fostering more sustainable, cheaper and resilient development through national Consumer Reports, AIDMaps etc.