Itad’s Tim Ruffer was at Stockholm Evaluation Week (SEW), which this year centred around the theme of ‘Evaluation Capacity Development’.
Tim presented findings from our evaluation of Sida’s management of Market Systems Development(MSD) projects. The evaluation was commissioned with two purposes: (i) to provide recommendations for improvements to Sida’s MSD programming, which has grown rapidly in recent years; and (ii) to inform a wider review by Sida of its programming – particularly in complex and unpredictable contexts where adaptive programming is increasingly recognised as being desirable.
Tim’s presentation was the focus of a session that looked at how to apply adaptive management and learning in development programming. Tim was joined by the head of the Contribution Management Process Unit at Sida, Anna Rahm, who reflected on our evaluation findings, and Alex Christopher, Evaluation Adviser at DFID, who talked about what the department has learnt from the Global Learning for Adaptive Management (GLAM) project. The session was moderated by Karolina Hulterström, Head of Unit for Organisational Learning at Sida.
To find out more about SEW, please visit the Sida website.
You can watch a recording of the seminar here.