UFE Report

Kuala-Lumpur 8-9 December 2007

This is the report of the Evaluation in Practice: Use and Outcomes in ICT4D Research workshop held in December 8-9, 2007, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

IDRC has been supporting a wide range of projects in the field of information,Peer Reviews communication and technology for development (ICT4D). These projects are designed to create spaces for research, innovation and experimentation in ICTs across diverse development issues. Over the years IDRC staff in the ICT4D program area and the Evaluation Unit recognized the need to increase monitoring and
evaluation (M&E) to ensure lessons were documented and shared. To this end IDRC organized a two-day workshop to provide research partners with a basic understanding of utilization-focused evaluation (UFE) approaches and to explore their applicability in the context of ICT4D research projects.

The workshop was held in Malaysia in December 2007 to coincide with the GK3 conference. IDRC invited facilitators to introduce three emerging evaluation approaches that have yet to be systematically adapted and tested with ICT4D research projects by IDRC research partners: Outcome Mapping (OM), Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) and Most Significant Change (MSC). In addition, a dozen ICT4D project partners were invited from Asia, Africa and Latin
America and the Caribbean.

To read the full report, please follow the link: Evaluation in Practice: Use and Outcomes in ICT4D Research.

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