The ability to change

When I moved to Uganda in 2011 I was looking forward to engage in some disability work, like I had been doing when I lived in South East Asia. I was very pleased when I was asked by Light for the World to conduct an impact study on access to micro finance for persons with a disability. The study was conducted in 4 districts in Uganda and took place in January/ February 2014. It concerned a...
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Making sense of data

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough Albert Einstein Earlier on twitter I shared a picture on enrollment data, with the text: the story of girls’ education…. I hoped it would trigger some reflection: What do I see? Does this surprise me? What do I know about the reasons behind these figures? What is it I do not know? I like the picture because it...
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This is how we see ourselves

How does it feel to undergo an organisational assessment by an external team that is reporting about your capacity? This will much depend on the nature of the assessment and the quality of the assessment team. More has been written on this topic in the publication: Action learning on organisational assessments, PSO Thematic Learning Program on OA In September and October I travelled together with...
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Talking about Change

The last few weeks I (Anneke) have been working on several assignments that deal with change management and tracking change. The process brought different actors involved in a program together to take time to discuss about the changes they are after and/or how to track change and/or how to surface the achieved changes. The fact that different organizations are now working together in alliances...
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Assuming that our assumptions are right…

I have been in South Sudan and Burundi during the last two weeks in support of a program that focuses on agribusiness creation to enhance youth employment. In this program Double Loop facilitates an action research and learning component. The pragmatic program indicators mainly look at the number of jobs created and agri-businesses established. However, on paper, the program claims to contribute...
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