economic thought, evaluation, Globalization, technology

The ‘fourth industrial revolution’: potential and risks for Africa

Klaus Schwab, the World Economic Forum founder, holds his book about the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Reuters/Denis Balibouse Ross Harvey, South African Institute of International Affairs Klaus Schwab, the founder of the World Economic Forum, argues that the single most important challenge facing humanity today is how to understand and shape the new technology revolution. What… Continue reading The ‘fourth industrial revolution’: potential and risks for Africa

e-papers, evaluation, Philanthropy

Five tips for evaluating impact in int’l development

Good evaluation involves everyone, not just the evaluators. With more development programmes being multi-partner or consortium led, involving everyone becomes challenging. Having a shared understanding of what is required from people, what type of information impact evaluation can produce, and what it can or can’t do, will cool off unrealistic expectations and reduce the risk of unpleasant surprises later on.