Praxis Note 73. Click! Using YouTube as a training tool
“Click! Using YouTube as training tool” is a new Praxis Note by Rod MacLeod, which explores the exciting potential of YouTube as a tool for the innovative trainer. It covers both how to use a video in the context of an effective training and also suggests particular clips under topic headings.
Praxis Note 68. Knowledge sharing in action: The case of Concern Worldwide’s Knowledge Matters
This Praxis Note describes how Concern Worldwide has been able to provide the means, motivation, and opportunity for staff to document and share their experience-based knowledge for organisational learning purposes, though the vehicle of an internal publication called Knowledge Matters.
Praxis Paper 26. Dealing with complexity through Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation (PME)
Written by staff from PSO and HIVA, this paper shares the first results of an ongoing collaborative action research in which ten development organisations explored different Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) approaches with the aim of dealing more effectively with complex processes of social change.
Praxis Paper 23. Monitoring and Evaluating Capacity Building: Is it really that difficult?
Few doubt the importance of capacity building in the modern era, and few would deny that effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is needed to support this work. Nevertheless, the monitoring and evaluation of capacity building is as much a challenge now as it was two decades ago. This paper examines both theory and current practice, and discusses some of the key barriers to progress.
Praxis programme: sharing best practice from experience
INTRAC’s Praxis learning programme formally ran between 2003 and 2011 in two phases. It was set up to enable CSOs to […]
ONTRAC 30. Millennium Development Goals: More Global Targets- Have we been here before?
We are seeing, and sometimes feeling, an increased pressure to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals; with a wide range […]
ONTRAC 28. Moral and Practical Challenges to NGO Neutrality
Traditional humanitarian principles, such as the neutrality of humanitarian aid, are being undermined within complex humanitarian emergencies and with the […]
ONTRAC 25. NGOs, communication and information flows
Good communication is one of those ‘motherhood and apple pie’ concepts; everyone agrees it is a good thing, but we […]
Praxis Note 4. How Should Impact Be Assessed Cross-Culturally?
The assessment of impact involves a number of stakeholders often working within different cultural assumptions, in different power relations to each other. Assessing impact must be considered from a cross-cultural perspective.
Praxis Note 3. How Can Knowledge Transferability Be Managed Across Cultures?
This Praxis Note addresses the important issues of transferring knowledge and best practice in the cross-cultural context within which all development NGOs work.
Praxis Note 1. Why is a Cross-Cultural Approach Necessary?
This Praxis Note outlines the crosscultural management imperative and the importance of the project Management and Change in Africa to developing management and organisational capacity in non-governmental development organisations in Africa and beyond.