Updates from the digitisation of the NGO sector

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plan for NGOs

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plan for NGOs Our simple guide articulates the key components and important steps in developing a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plan. Our intention is to help you plan your M&E more strategically, so that your project can achieve the intended results. Find out how and when to transform your M&E vision

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What are the different types of monitoring and evaluation?

7 monitoring and 10 evaluation types to boost your M&E strategy Did you know that monitoring and evaluation are classified into different types based on the purpose, focus, timing and audience of the assessment? In this article, we have attempted to explore the variety that is commonly used in the development sector to help you

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Understanding M&E from a specialist’s perspective

In conversation with M&E Specialist Muhip Ege Caglidil Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Muhip Ege Caglidil talks about his experience of working in M&E. He shares the inspiration behind his career choice, some good tips and resources to advance in the sector, and reveals the current challenges, opportunities and the utmost need for digitalisation in M&E.

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10 steps to successful M&E

10 steps to successful M&E Figuring out how and when to design a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plan could be quite tricky, we agree! But let us assure you – this process is not as difficult as it sounds, all you need is the right approach! We’ve put together a list of ten beneficial tips

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How to build a results framework for effective M&E

Here’s how to build a results framework to ensure effective M&E This article attempts to explain what a results framework is and why it is an important part of an M&E process. Using a simple example, it demonstrates the distinction between different strategy levels of a project and its cause-and-effect relationship to clarify the logic

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How to integrate the SDGs into your development project

How to integrate the SDGs into your development project What are SDGs and why are they important? The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) formulated in 2015 are the world’s best shared plan to end extreme poverty, reduce inequalities, promote health and employment, protect the planet and ensure peace and justice by 2030. Using a variety of

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Digital technology paves way for social change

Into New Worlds by N3XTCODER N3XTCODER, a group of socially driven techies has been influencing our generation of digital innovators to weave technology with social change to create a long lasting positive impact in the society. On Jan 30, 2019, our TolaData team had an opportunity to be a part of their annual session, titled

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Highlights from Social Impact Camp 03

Highlights from Social Impact Camp 03 Having made its rounds to the German cities of Cologne and Munich over the past two years, the Social Impact Camp returned for its third edition in Frankfurt from 26 to 28 September 2018. As partners of the event, our CEO Kathrin Wieland and German Key Account Manager Malte

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Hacking the way forward in supply chain transparency

Hacking the way forward in supply chain transparency Participating in a hackathon to build new ideas was the goal; winning it was the cherry on top. And that’s what happened to the TolaData team when some of us took part in a hackathon on supply chain transparency, jointly organised by N3XTCODER, Zalando SE, Volkswagen Group,

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11 features every monitoring & evaluation software should have

11 features every M&E software should have So you know you need a good monitoring and evaluation (M&E) software for more efficient and effective processes. Within an organisation, however, the needs of different employees might vary, which means what’s “good” or important for one may not be the same for another. Nevertheless, we’ve consulted with

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Insights from MERLTech & ICT4D: Where tech & development meet

Insights from MERLTech & ICT4D: Where tech & development meet 2018 has been a busy year for Andrew Pham, our co-founder and Head of Data & Partnerships. Not only has he been instrumental in the growth of TolaData so far, this avid globetrotter also hasn’t slowed down his momentum in flying out to different corners

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How to make your dataset ready for analysis

How to get your dataset ready for analysis Whenever teams create datasets, they often devise a system that works for their specific use case. What happens when you wish to integrate your datasets into dashboards and analytical tools? We’ve put together a list of best practices to guide you and your team in setting them

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How to create indicators that make sense

How to create indicators that make sense Indicators are part and parcel of any monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework. Creating good indicators to ensure that your project achieves its desired outcome, however, is a whole other topic in itself — one we’re about to tackle in this blog post. Stick with us as we show

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Deutscher StiftungsTag 2018: Our impressions

Deutscher StiftungsTag 2018: Our impressions From 16 to 18 May 2018, our CEO Kathrin Wieland, together with German Key Account Managers Florian Lipp and Malte Hoepfner, were off to Nuremberg to attend the Deutscher StiftungsTag 2018. This yearly convention, which drew 2,000 representatives from foundations all across Germany, saw them attending workshops and panels, as

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7 films on social change you must see

7 films on social change you must see In case you haven’t already heard, the Berlinale (short for ‘Berlin International Film Festival’) is well under way in this beloved city we call home. While we at TolaData may be no filmmakers, that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate watching them on the big screen. The film

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Scoring new heights in Uganda

Scoring new heights in Uganda The beginning of a new year is often an exciting time and for us at TolaData, things were no different: we went places! That’s right — in January, our Product and Implementation experts Ninette Adhikari and Paulina Sobieszuk flew to Uganda to run a TolaData workshop for the DYNAMIC program

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Paving the way for SDG success

Paving the way for SDG success Ever since the UNDP’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) took effect on 1 Jan 2016, organisations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors all over the world have aligned themselves behind these goals with the aim of reaching them by 2030. They include ending poverty in all its forms everywhere,

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