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Managing for Sustainable Development Impact

An integrated approach to planning, monitoring and evaluation
By Cecile Kusters,Karen Batjes

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  • Synopsis
    The development landscape has changed significantly over the last few decades, becoming increasingly complex. Many of the issues we face today such as climate change, poverty and conflict, call for a new way of doing business. This guide shows leaders and development practitioners how to navigate this complexity and manage their initiatives/organizations successfully towards sustainable development impact. The Managing for Sustainable Development Impact (M4SDI) approach presented in this guide is an integrated, resultsoriented management approach, which can be used across a range of sectors and domains in a variety of contexts, and aims to contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals. It addresses some of the most pressing concerns, such as engaging primary stakeholders, designing effective strategies and related M&E, focussing on capacity development, and responding to change in a complex context. Key features of M4SDI include its people-centred approach and how it seeks to integrate planning, monitoring and evaluation processes. This guide builds on the earlier work of Irene Guijt and Jim Woodhill in the 2002 IFAD publication Managing for Impact in Rural Development: A Guide for Project M&E, and incorporates the insights and feedback of CDI colleagues, partners and over 800 practitioners who have been trained in using the approach in English, French and Spanish. We all have a role to play in contributing to a more sustainable world and we hope this guide will inspire and spur you on to do your part.
  • Table of Contents
    1 . What M4SDI is about
    Introducing m4sdi
    Changing context of international development
    2 . Dealing with change in complex systems
    Understanding complexity
    A systems approach to dealing with complexity
    Making theories of change explicit
    3 . Key orientations
    People orientation
    Learning orientation
    Context orientation
    4 . Capacities and conditions
    Why are capacities and conditions important?
    Determining capacities and conditions using the 5Cs framework
    5 . Communication
    Role of communication in M4SDI
    Understanding communication
    Overcoming obstacles to communication
    Developing a communication strategy
    6 . Strategic guidance
    What strategic guidance involves
    Main building blocks in strategic guidance
    Situation analysis
    Theory of Change
    Logical framework matrix (logframe)
    7. Effective operations
    What do we mean by effective operations?
    Key areas of focus for effective operations
    Role of leadership in managing effective operations
    8 . Monitoring and evaluation for impact
    The role of M&E in decision-making and facilitating change
    M&E, strategic guidance, effective operations and key orientations
    Key competencies supporting M&E
    Goal of M&E, its use and influence
    A framework for monitoring and evaluation
    9 . m4sdi stories of change
    The power of M&E to bring about transformational change: the SRSP story, Pakistan
    My personal journey in institutionalizing m4sdi in NARO, Uganda
    Dealing with complex systems and power through engagement and learning: BENEFIT Partnership, Ethiopia
    List of selected methods and approaches
    Making a difference with evaluations
    Recommended data analysis
    Thank you
  • Details
    Sub Title An integrated approach to planning, monitoring and evaluation
    Author Cecile Kusters,Karen Batjes
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 238