INTRAC reached its 30th anniversary in November 2021. During 2022, we planned to mark this milestone with a number of activities focused on the growing calls to shift power in the international development sector. This project focuses on the second and final phase, on shifting the power through monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL), which ran from May to August, 2022.

A series of blogs contributed by INTRAC staff, friends, and members of our network examined the topic from various perspectives:

As a culmination to this phase of the 30th anniversary celebrations, INTRAC held the second of our two online events. Also titled “shifting the power through monitoring, evaluation, and learning”, the event took place on 20 July 2022 and attracted over 200 participants from around the world. The full video recording is available below.

Additionally, an extensive written event summary is available as a downloadable PDFand there is a playlist of short video highlights available on our YouTube channel. During the event, four speakers gave brief talks on different aspects of the interaction between MEL and shifting the power:

  • Franck A. Sombo (WACSI) on community-led monitoring and evaluation [Video]
  • Sophie Kange (DENIVA) on Culturally and contextually appropriate and effective MEL systems [Video]
  • Alison McKinley (Comic Relief) on knowledge asymmetries and participation deficits [Video]
  • Catriona Dejean (Tearfund) on Tearfund’s localised change framework [Video]

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