DirAP

Digital Review of Asia Pacific (DirAP) – Phase II

USERS

  • Current and potential funders
  • Project implementers
  • Researchers
  • Publishers

USES

  • Input to technical report
  • Product refinement
  • Support / influence funders’ program/orientation
  • Learning process for all stakeholders

KEY QUESTIONS

  • To what extent are different market segments using and valuing DirAP?
  • Who is using the publication and for what purpose?
  • Is the current structure/format of the product adequate for the needs of different market segments?
  • Has the publication the potential to be used in the university ICT4D curriculum?
  • Is the goal of building local capacity for researching and publishing being fulfilled?
  • Can the publication be sustained for a long term?

METHODOLOGIES

  • OM
  • MSC
  • GEM

(A wide dissemination of the DirAP product is most urgent and crucial.Evidence should be firstly focused on the reach of the product before evaluating its quality, usage and impact. A strategic distribution plan must be worked out as the starting point of the sampling for the evaluation. The timing of the evaluation is also critical to the project. The product is due to be launched at GK3 on Dec. 12)

NEXT STEPS

Review of our actual final evaluation plan will be much appreciated.

Look forward to exposure to more methodologies other than OM, MSC and GEM.

Buzz Group – OM

1- General aspects that you find appealing:

  • Not judgemental
  • Get a better understanding of who the “users” are (boundary partners)

2 – General aspects you find challenging or that are not yet clear

  • Progress markers (in relation to sustainability – governance, ownership, participation)

3 – Pressing questions or comments in relation to if / how the approach may be practically applied in your project context:

  • OM is not so much related to our product change

Buzz Group – MSC

1- General aspects that you find appealing:

  • A participatory approach – permits the bottom-up approach
  • Focus on unexpected change, outer edges of experience
  • Scale can be or small

2 – General aspects you find challenging or that are not yet clear

  • Interviews must be skilled in asking (probe) questions in selecting (or dropping) stories

3 – Pressing questions or comments in relation to if / how the approach may be practically applied in your project context:

  • One major goal of the project to develop local capacity of researching and documenting the ICT4D issue such as capacity-building evaluation is different to the undertaking by qualitative methods. So MSC is a way of realizing evaluation

Buzz Group – GEM

1- General aspects that you find appealing:

  • Simple to disaggregate
  • Would be of critical value especially in Asia society

2 – General aspects you find challenging or that are not yet clear

  • Women doing the unequal power sharing between themselves and family members

3 – Pressing questions or comments in relation to if / how the approach may be practically applied in your project context:

  • We have to get the editorial board to agree to foreground gender dimension in the project
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