DLP and Oxfam: Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Workshop
29 May - 1 June 2011
The Developmental Leadership Program (DLP), in collaboration with our partner, Oxfam Australia, recently held the first of three workshops exploring how we can incorporate an understanding of leadership and coalitions (agency) into effective monitoring and evaluation practices for development programs. The workshop brought together representatives from AusAID, The Asia Foundation, Leadership PNG, the Pacific Leadership Program and the Oxfam International Youth Partnerships program.
The initial workshop (29th May – 1st June 2011) explored how to monitor effectively and evaluate the ‘leadership factor’ within development policy and programmes. This contribution to monitoring and evaluation practice aims to help aid practitioners and policy makers recognise, explain and illustrate the critical role of leaderships and coalitions in promoting (or frustrating) successful sustainable development. It also provides an opportunity for DLP to gather important evidence of the processes through which leaderships and coalitions can be supported to produce developmental outcomes.
The workshop was facilitated by Dr Linda Kelly, a development practitioner and consultant, and Mr Chris Roche, Director of Development Effectiveness at Oxfam Australia. They both have a wide range of experience in the theory and practice of monitoring and evaluation; particularly for civil society organisations and social change programs.