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A framework for monitoring and evaluating HIV prevention programmes for most-at-risk populations

JOINT UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME ON HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
April 2007

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This framework is intended for national and subnational programme managers and others involved in planning and implementing programmes; monitoring and evaluation; and using data and information for policy development and programme improvement. It includes tools and methods that can be applied at a national and a subnational level, drawing from existing sources where available and includes the most recent thinking about M&E of most-at-risk populations, directing the reader towards appropriate supplemental guides, training materials, and other sources of technical information. It also emphasises the importance of members of most-at-risk populations participating in the evaluation process

What's culture got to do with HIV and AIDS : why the global strategy for HIV and AIDS needs to adopt a cultural approach

GOULD, Helen
February 2007

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This findings paper reports the initial findings from HIV/AIDS: The Creative Challenge, a project which is developing reflective discussion with field practitioners and policy makers on the value of cultural approaches to HIV and AIDS. It provides an introductory analysis of the concept of culture, looks at examples and success stories of effective application of cultural approaches to HIV and AIDS communication, and sets out the terms of the debate around culture in the context of the current international HIV and AIDS strategy. It calls for a change in donor culture with a shift towards ‘softer’, qualitative impact measurements in monitoring and evaluation practices and for a recognition at the local, national and international levels of the cultural dimension of the pandemic

Moving forward : progress in global disability rights monitoring

LINDQVIST, Bengt
RIOUX, Marcia H
SAMSON, Rita M
2007

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This report is part of a comprehensive project to develop international systems and methodologies for monitoring the human rights of people with disabilities. It represents the second phase of the Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI) project, the specific aim of which, is to develop capacity building tools and resources to enable people with disabilities to effectively monitor systems, individual experiences and media. This work would be useful to anyone with an interest in human rights, disability and development and the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

State of disabled peoples' rights in Kenya (2007) report

AFRICAN UNION OF THE BLIND (AFUB)
2007

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The purpose of this report is to increase awareness on national disability legislation in Kenya and, specifically, to monitor the human rights of disabled people. The research featured stems from two projects initiated by the African Union of the Blind and the Disability Rights Promotion International Project. The aim of this report is to provide disabled peoples organisations in Kenya with the information required to expand their advocacy work on disability rights. This accessible resource is useful for anyone with an interest in disability, development and the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities

IDRM : regional report of Europe

CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL REHABILITATION
2007

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This international disability rights monitor takes a snapshot of the situation of disabled people in Europe and the extent to which they are included in society. The report examines education, employment, legislation and other areas. It gives non-governmental organisations, policy makers and individuals an opportunity to research the living conditions of disabled people in this part of the world

Monitoring government policies : a toolkit for civil society organisations in Africa

SCHNELL, Anna
COETZEE, Erika
2007

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This toolkit is designed to help African civil society organisations analyse and monitor government policy implementation. High-quality research, accompanied by strong campaigning and lobbying is a key way for local organisations to hold their governments to account. The tools included in this document are based on a two-year participatory project, including three workshops, with partner organisations in Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and Malawi. This resource is also available in Portuguese and French

IASC guidelines for mental health and psychosocial support in emergency settings

INTER-AGENCY STANDING COMMITTEE (IASC)
2007

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These guidelines provide information to organisations and individuals on how to respond during humanitarian emergencies by highlighting eleven specific action sheets that offer practical guidance on mental health and psychosocial support. The guidelines include a matrix of interventions with guidance for emergency planning, actions to be taken in the early stages of an emergency, and comprehensive responses needed in the recovery and rehabilitation phases. This resource is gives humanitarian actors useful inter-agency, inter-sectoral guidance and tools for responding effectively in the midst of emergencies

Monitoring and evaluation of mental health policies and plans : mental health policy and service guidance package

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2007

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"This module examines key aspects of monitoring and evaluation as they relate to a mental health policy and plan, including how to monitor a plan and the different ways to evaluate a policy and plan. It presents a five-step process for conducting evaluations and explains how results of an evaluation can be utilized to improve policies and plans. The module then provides a detailed case study of a policy and plan of a hypothetical country. It describes various ways that evaluation can be used over a period of time to assess and influence policy and the plan that arises from it, including the practical steps involved in policy evaluation and the policy decisions that can be made on the basis of monitoring and evaluations"
This module is part of the WHO Mental Health Policy and Service Guidance Package. The package consists of a series of interrelated user-friendly modules designed to address the wide variety of needs and priorities in policy development and service planning. Each module addresses a core aspect of mental health

Kenya follow-up consultation report : target revision toward universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support by 2010

December 2006

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The consultation to select core targets, and to make revisions and updates to the existing Universal Access roadmap for Kenya became necessary following further guidance on country-level target setting subsequent to the initial consultation. The main revision consultation on 7 December brought together 36 participants representing the government, NGOs and specific interest/at-risk groups, UN and bilateral development partners. The work focused on prioritising core targets, as well as revising a set of targets deemed critical for Kenya . All the proposed core indicators, as well as most of the recommended indicators, have been incorporated in the M&E framework

Positive women monitoring change : a monitoring tool on access to care, treatment and support sexual and reproductive health and rights and violence against women created by and for HIV positive women

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY OF WOMEN LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS (ICW)
November 2006

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This tool is intended for use by HIV positive women, and other actors working in the field of HIV and AIDS with a commitment to gender, human rights and in particular the rights of HIV-positive women. It can be used for advocacy and monitoring and evaluation purposes. The tool was developed by workshop participants in Swaziland and Lesotho where they were examining the national response of each country to the HIV and AIDS pandemic, with particular reference to international policy commitments

Programme communication for early child development

KOLUCKI, Barbara
November 2006

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"This booklet explains how principles of programme communication are part of a holistic approach to Early Child Development (ECD). It is designed for programme planners, designers, artists, and communicators to improve their ability to use programme communication for holistic early child development"
Note: This is a companion publication to ‘Programming Experiences in Early Child Development’

How to accelerate your Internet : a practical guide to bandwidth management and optimisation using open source software

FLICKENGER, R
Ed
October 2006

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Information and communications technologies and the Internet have become critical components of development policies and practices. The speed of the Internet, however, is also the measure of a growing disparity between developed and developing countries. This publication provides practical tips, optimisation techniques and guidance on how to gain the largest benefits from network connections, with a particular focus on use of Internet in developing countries. Chapters cover a comprehensive range of issues, from policy development to monitoring and analysis, implementation of basic techniques, and general good practices. Include case studies, resources and glossary

Proving our worth : developing capacity for the monitoring and evaluation of communicating research in development

PERKINS, Nicolas
Ed
October 2006

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This is a programme summary report of a workshop convened by the Research Communication Monitoring and Evaluation Group, an informal network composed of representatives from a number of UK organisations concerned about the impact of research on the reality of poverty. The workshop objectives were to mobilise a wider group of organisations working in the field of research communication to explore and analyse the different models for monitoring and evaluating research communication

Monitoring and evaluation [whole issue]

September 2006

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This issue of Capacity.org presents an overview of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) methods and techniques, bringing together voices and experiences from the field. The editorial urges readers to go beyond results-based M&E, taking into account programmes' ability to contribute to capacity development. David Watson describes innovative approaches to M&E, typically concerned with qualitative changes, building consensus, and encouraging learning. Includes an interview with the African Evaluation Association, a brief assessment of the results-based BRAVA programme in Brazil, a case study of outcome mapping in Ecuador, lessons from the South African Landcare programme and an article on scientific capacity for development

Participatory monitoring and evaluation of community- and faith-based programs : a step-by-step guide for people who want to make HIV and AIDS services and activities more effective in their community

September 2006

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This guide adopts a learning approach to participatory monitoring and evaluation of HIV and AIDS programmes, and sees programme achievements and problems as a means to better decison-making. It provides a comprehensive overview of monitoring and evaluation processes, from planning to indicators selection, baselines definition and report writing. The process is outlined in simple and practical steps. Includes a chapter on participatory methods and tools and a list of useful HIV and AIDS programmes indicators. This publication is primarily intended for community- and faith-based programme managers and group facilitators

National institutional frameworks and human rights of persons with disabilities

DEPARTMENT FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS (DESA), UNITED NATIONS
August 2006

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This resource compares national disability institutions and frameworks in Australia, Sweden, India, Guatemala and the UK. It aims to: identify the core institutions concerned with disability rights and describe how they were established; review the legislative framework; and examine the organisational structure, mandates and activities of the states’ monitoring institution/s

Scoping study : monitoring and evaluation of research communications

BUTCHER, Catherine
YARON, Gil
August 2006

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This scoping study on the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of research communications was carried out over 15 days to: * Provide a broad overview of the key issues in the monitoring and evaluation of research communications * Draw out differences, if and where they exist, between M&E of research communications compared with M&E generally * Identify characteristics of good practice in the M&E of research communications and highlight implications for those involved It was used to inform a workshop of the Research Communications Monitoring and Evaluation Group in 2006

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