Locus Nairobi Workshop – Integration and Local Ownership: Pathways to Sustainable Development

By Ellie Price, Locus Coordinator Locus’s Nairobi Workshop, “Integration and Local Ownership: Pathways to Sustainable Development,” took place on April 27, 2018. Organized and hosted by Africa Capacity Alliance in partnership with AKDN East Africa and the Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications, participants enjoyed several presentations, work group sessions, and large … Continue reading Locus Nairobi Workshop – Integration and Local Ownership: Pathways to Sustainable Development

Locus recommends 7 questions to guide decisions on integration

By Ellie Price, Locus Coalition Coordinator & Sia Nowrojee, Program Director at 3D Program for Girls & Women at The UN Foundation On February 21st, 2018, the Locus Learning Work Group set out to answer a priority question on the Research Agenda for Integrated Development: What key criteria should determine when integration is the most … Continue reading Locus recommends 7 questions to guide decisions on integration

Holding a Space for the Hard Conversations: Reflections on UN CSocD56 Panel

By Ellie Price, Locus Coalition Coordinator Last month, The Hunger Project, The Movement for Community-Led Development and Locus co-hosted a panel titled “Ending Extreme Poverty is Local: community-led, integrated approaches to sustainable development” at the 56th UN Commission on Social Development in New York. Our panelists, Maurice Bloem, Executive Vice President of Church World Service, … Continue reading Holding a Space for the Hard Conversations: Reflections on UN CSocD56 Panel

Integrated approaches are key to ensuring the poorest in least developed countries aren’t left behind

By Karina Weinstein, Program Director, FXB International A recent analysis presented by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to its member States on February 5, 2018 revealed that the world’s poorest countries (Least Developed Countries, LDCs) are not on track to achieve goals set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (UN … Continue reading Integrated approaches are key to ensuring the poorest in least developed countries aren’t left behind

ICCE TIG WEEK: Using M&E data to evaluate the impacts of an integrated and holistic international development model

By: Ashweeta Patnaik, Ray Marshall Center  http://aea365.org/blog/icce-tig-week-using-me-data-to-evaluate-the-impacts-of-an-integrated-and-holistic-international-development-model-by-ashweeta-patnaik/ Hello, I’m Ashweeta Patnaik and I work at the Ray Marshall Center (RMC) at The University of Texas in Austin. RMC has partnered with Nuru International (Nuru) to use Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) data to evaluate the impacts of Nuru’s integrated development model. Here, I share some lessons … Continue reading ICCE TIG WEEK: Using M&E data to evaluate the impacts of an integrated and holistic international development model

Are we learning enough about integrated programs through impact evaluations?

By: Tessa Ahner- McHaffie, FHI360 https://blog.f1000.com/2017/11/28/learning-enough-integrated-programs-impact-evaluations/ Integrated development raises a lot of questions. Tessa Ahner-McHaffie and colleagues from FHI 360 tried to answer some of these in a Systematic Review published on Gates Open Research and currently being peer reviewed. In this guest blog, she describes the work that her and colleagues have done in … Continue reading Are we learning enough about integrated programs through impact evaluations?

Creating New Tools for the Job

By: Lydia Cardona, Conservation International Headlines about scarce natural resources driving or causing conflicts are not hard to find. Threats of war over the control and use of natural resources – such as oil, timber and water- become more imminent as rapid, unsustainable development and climate change increase the pressure on renewable and non-renewable resources. … Continue reading Creating New Tools for the Job

Creating an Integrated Nutrition Game-Plan: Technical Brief and Recommendations from Lao PDR

By: Deirdre McMahon, Global Nutrition Advisor, SNV  Malnutrition isn’t the result of a simple cause-and-effect algorithm. It can’t be boiled down into an if-then statement. It’s the result of a complex web of underlying factors and interrelated causes. And in response to that complexity, reducing malnutrition requires convergent action from many different sectors and stakeholders.  … Continue reading Creating an Integrated Nutrition Game-Plan: Technical Brief and Recommendations from Lao PDR