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Donors Doing Development Differently? Lessons from Sida’s Management of the MSD Approach

Uppdaterad: 17 september 2018

Evaluation Findings

Date: Wednesday 26 September 2018
Time: 15:00-16:45 (Registration from 14:00)
Venue: Oasen, Sida, Valhallavägen 199, Stockholm. 

Traditional developing programming often assumes stable context and well-defined problems that linear models of change can address. Yet, many actors in the development community have long been aware of the complex nature of real world development. The principles of Doing Development Differently highlight local identification local problems and a need for an adaptive or iterative approach to development interventions. But how can donors practically work in this spirit and does adaptive management require (or offer opportunity for) renewed systems of organizational learning? This seminar uses a recent evaluation of Sida’s management of programs with a Market Systems Development (MSD) approach to explore these issues further. 

Tim Ruffer, Director of Strategy at Itad, will present the evaluation that was team-leader for. Tim will also contribute with lessons from other adaptive management related work that Itad has undertaken.
Anna Rahm, Head of the Contribution Management Process Unit at Sida, will offer some reflections on the evaluation findings, based on her extensive experience of market systems development work, DDD engagement and placement within Sida’s system for organisational learning.
Bridget Dillion, Head of Evaluation Profession at DFID, will talk about their Global Learning for Adaptive Management (GLAM) project and what DFID has learnt so for with regards to evaluation and adaptive management.


15:15     Welcome and introduction
Karolina Hulterström, Head of Unit for Learning and Organisational Development, Sida

Evaluation of the Market Systems Development (MSD) approach: Lessons for expanded use and adaptive management at Sida
Tim Ruffer, Itad

Panel: Tim Ruffer, Anna Rahm, Bridget Dillon (TBC)
Moderator: Karolina Hulterström

17:00     Closing of seminar


Tim Ruffer, Director, Strategy, Itad, UK
Anna Rahm, Head of Unit for Contribution Management Process, Sida
Bridget Dillon, Head of Evaluation Profession, DFID, UK (TBC)   

Please register to the seminar using this link.

The seminar will be webcasted live here. Start time 15:00 (GMT+2). The recording will also be available after the seminar at the same link.

Follow the discussion on Twitter under the hashtags: #SthlmEvalWeek 

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