Learning from ICT driven innovation in Uganda and Kenya; Connect 4 Change Alliance (2013 –  2015)

Double Loop supports over 15 partner organizations of the connect 4 change alliance in Kenya and Uganda to better understand the of effect of ICT pilot interventions in their education and economic development programs. Through action research partners collect data that are used to adjust the interventions to the social and cultural context of the target audience.


Inclusive Microfinance services and organizational change in Uganda; LFTW (January – February 2014)

Double Loop has conducted an impact assessment as a means to availing empirical evidence of the impact of access of persons with disabilities to microfinance services. The assessment also looked at the change dynamics that have taken place within the microfinance institutes, to guide and shape the project implementation in the future.


Support for planning, monitoring and evaluation of Economic Empowerment Program in Uganda; NAD (April – June 2014)

Double Loop has supported NUDIPU and AMFIU in the development of their next long term plan for an Economic Empowerment Program. This has been done using elements of Outcome Mapping, and applying a programmatic approach. The M&E framework is actor and change oriented; in a bridging year the program will pilot with benchmarking tools for inclusion.


An implementation model for Sexuality Education for Secondary Schools in Kenya and Uganda; RutgersWPF (2013 – 2015)

Double Loop supports two implementing partners of RutgersWPF in Uganda and Kenya in conducting operational and action research together with 10 secondary schools. This is done around The World Starts With Me, a computer based, rights-based, comprehensive sexuality education programme for young people.


Assessing the organizational capacity and professionalism of partner organisations in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda; Edukans (September – October 2013)

This assignment aimed at supporting Edukans and the Local Expertise Centres in Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia in the implementation and follow up of the Edukans Assessment Tool (EAT). Double Loop introduced a self-assessment tool, based on the 5 C framework to complement the EAT.

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Picture 1: discussing the results of the self assessment exercise in Lira district, Uganda


Contextualization of Structural Change Agenda’s in value chain development in East Africa; Vredeseilanden (March – April 2013)

Double Loop has facilitated a strategic planning workshop as well as a programme formulation workshop for VECO East Africa. The strategic planning workshop aimed at identifying structural change agendas, pilots and key partners for the 2014-2019 VECO East Africa Programme. The programme formulation workshop focused on the rice sub sector


Working towards Evidence and rights based SRHR and HIV prevention interventions for youth; Stop Aids Now (September, 2013)

Double Loop has co facilitated a three day training on ‘Working towards Evidence and Rights Based SRHR and HIV prevention interventions for youth’. Double Loop supported the learning process of participants and helped them draw lessons from their experiences as trainers and from the data of a mid-term evaluation.


Participatory Development of an Impact Evaluation Model and Toolkit for Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) in Uganda and Malawi; University College London (April 2014 – August 2015)

The University College London is coordinating the development of an Impact Evaluation Model that draws lessons from …. And will be available to … Double Loop is involved in providing technical advice and training on Outcome Mapping, Most Significant Change and Sensemaker methodologies. Double Loop has further coached and supported the field work in Uganda.

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Picture 2: stakeholder mapping of the CBR program in Kayunga district, Uganda




Tracking the growth and contribution of SNV to the apiculture sector in Uganda; SNV Uganda (April – July 2013)

Double Loop has collaborated with Blue360 and a Dutch journalist to document change-stories in the honey value chain attributable to SNV. The assignment included a writeshop and has resulted in a report containing experiences and stories of honey farmers.


Picture 3: writeshop with stakeholders in the apiculture program







Program evaluation of rehabilitation and Social-Economic Support program in Danang, Vietnam; VNAH (November, 2011)

Double Loop has conducted the evaluation for the USAID funded programme assessing the relevance, effectiveness, impact and sustainability of the program.

Organisational Development of southern WWF offices. (WWF-NL)

WWF-Netherlands implements conservation programmes with WWF offices in the South. Staff of the nature conversation department of WWF-NL invest much time in strengthening the country offices, because the success of conservation depends to a large extend on their capacity. In 2013 Double Loop investigated the current OD practice of WWF-NL and prepared a discussion paper on how organisational development could be improved.


Civil society involvement in institutional change processes (LenCD)

In June 2013 the Learning Network on Capacity Development (LenCD) organised a workshop in Brussels on the perspectives and experiences of CSOs in institutional reform processes. Double Loop prepared an input paper and facilitated the workshop discussion to build the understanding of LenCD on the roles that civil society can play in institutional reform and how these roles can be strengthened through capacity building. The paper can be found here (toevoegen als publicatie en link toevoegen)


Building facilitation skills for advocacy networks (Friends of the Earth Europe)

FOE-E brings together FOE member organisations in Europe in working groups with the aim to organise joint programmes. Coordinating these working groups requires networking skills. Double Loop provided coaching to increase capacity on networking processes.


Theory of change workshop (Rehabilitation Tender Working Group)

The organisations that implement rehabilitation programmes with funding from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a conference on their Theories of Change in April 2014. Double Loop assisted a group of organisations in getting more clarity on their Theories of Change resulting in options for further learning.


Workshop on network facilitation (Partos Plaza)

Whether in MFS coalitions or in international partner platforms, network facilitation is becoming an ever more important skill for effective collaboration. The workshop at in 2012 at Partos Plaza focussed on essential network processes and key roles in networks.


Working group on inclusion in economic development (LFTW, Partos)

As member of the steering group of the Partos working group on inclusion Light for the World (LFTW) has hired Double Loop to facilitate the learning process. Eight organisations have joined to draw lessons from theory and experience on how marginal groups can be included in economic development. The series of meetings will end in 2015 with recommendations for inclusive development.


Lectures on organisational assessments and change facilitation (Van Hall Larenstein)

Double Loop presented guest lectures on organisational assessments at VHL. Mid-career professionals of the international Masters course Agricultural Production Chain Management as well as Bachelor students were introduced in the 5C model and challenged to design organisational change processes.


Day-Host of Conference “Governance in Crisis” (CARE-NL)

In October 2012 CARE-NL shared the findings of years of learning about supporting governance processes in an international conference. Double Loop was honoured to facilitate the conference and to stimulate exchange on lessons learned.