Documenting potential impact of development projects on communities in Lamu County

The “World is coming,” said the deputy secretary of Kililana Farmers Association during our LAPSSET conflict risk mapping exercise in old Lamu Town on Kenya’s coast. The secretary was referring to the massive infrastructural development project which will traverse most of northern Kenya. It is called the Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) corridor.

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To Build or Buy or Both? The M&E Technology Systems Question!

At M&E Tech in DC and NYC, we heard from development professionals who were struggling with the question on how to build an organization-wide technology-enabled system for collecting, storing and analyzing M&E data. Some of the questions that development organizations are asking when thinking about organization-wide management information systems (MIS) are: How do we collect

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M&E of a cash transfer program

Between 2010 and 2012 Cooperazione Internationale (COOPI), implemented a World Food Programme’s (WFP) initiative of cash transfers to 2,500 households in Mathare Valley slums, in Nairobi, Kenya. These cash transfer beneficiaries spread across all of the villages in Mathare Valley. Spatial Collective was approached by COOPI in 2012, at the end of the program, to

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Taking CLTS monitoring to scale

From the 6th to the 10th August, development practitioners and government representatives from 17 countries gathered in Lilongwe, Malawi to discuss opportunities, experiences and challenges in Monitoring and Evaluating (M&E) for Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS). The question driving the workshop was: As national governments around the world begin to take CLTS to scale, how

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