Monday, 1 October 2018

Join us at the EES Biannual Conference

This week, Jasmin Rocha and I will be presenting a paper on stretching the limits of the DAC criteria - in particular, the one on efficiency - to deal with the realities of human rights work. Join us in Thessaloniki on Thursday 4 at 10:30!

For more information on the conference, follow this link.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Recent resource on human rights funding

The Foundation Center has published an appealingly designed, informative resource on human rights grant making around the world, mapping tens of thousands of grants by hundreds of foundations. 

You can search the database by region, by issues/rights, by "populations" (meaning, for example, women & girls, human rights defenders, migrants & refugees) and by strategies (for instance "grassroots organising", "arts and culture", "litigation and legal aid"). The resource is reasonably up to date; data on the grants is from 2011 to 2015. More "qualitative" information has been posted up to late 2017, with promises for new updates in 2018. 

Obviously, this resource is very interesting for those who who seek prospective donors. But its structure can also inspire those who wish to gain a structured overview of international human rights work - with the caveat, though, that this resource does not reflect the kind of work that does not get international funding.

Free e-prints of our article on effective evaluation in the field of violence against women and girls

A couple of years ago, Wolfgang Stuppert and I conducted a review on behalf of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) of evaluation methods in the field of violence against women and girls. We used qualitative comparative analysis (QCA), a relatively new method, that has yielded useful insights. You can find plenty of information and links on our dedicated site www.evawreview.de

Meanwhile, Development in Practice has published our article on this review. The article is geared to evaluation practitioners - people who commission, conduct and use evaluations. We can share a few free e-prints; if you wish to have one, use this link. First come, first served. When the free lot is used up, you can still view the article on the Taylor and Francis site here and, of course, in the printed publication. 

Our full report is still available from the UK government, for free.