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Using Feedback and Response Mechanisms for Development Programming in Zimbabwe

Using Feedback and Response Mechanisms for Development Programming in Zimbabwe   

Feedback and response mechanisms provide a way for poor and vulnerable people to improve the programs that affect their lives. The international community is now realizing the importance of incorporating such mechanisms in development programs, not just in programs that respond to emergencies.

This fact sheet describes results and lessons learned from a food security program that used feedback and response mechanisms in a development context.

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How SMILER Makes M&E More Effective

How SMILER Makes Monitoring and Evaluation More Effective   

SMILER is a practical and comprehensive approach for developing a project's monitoring and evaluation system. It has been endorsed by TOPS, a technical-support agency funded by USAID.

In Malawi, Catholic Relief Services and eight partners used SMILER to design an M&E system for a five-year, $80-million program.

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Creating Low-Budget Videos to Document Results and Facilitate Programming

In Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza, Catholic Relief Services’ field officers are using digital video cameras, simple video-editing software and YouTube to document their progress and improve communication among staff, partners and donors.

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