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The Politics of Results and Transformational Development – What Needs to Change?

Understanding and demonstrating the effectiveness of efforts to improve the lives of those living in poverty is an essential part of international development practice. But who decides what counts as good or credible evidence and results?  And, what are the consequences of increased demands for evidence and results on international development? Welcome to an afternoon during which the topic of measurement, management and politics of evidence and results will be discussed.

The seminar consists of two parts:


13.00–14.15: Book launch of the book "Politics of Evidence and Results in International Development: Playing the Games or changing the rules?"

Professor Rosalind Eyben, Emeritus Fellow and Editor, Institute of Development Studies
Cathy Shutt, Co-editor, "The politics and practice of value for money"
Janet Vähämäki, Co-author, PhD Candidate at SCORE and Stockholm Business School "The results agenda in Swedish Development Cooperation: Cycles of failure or reform success?"

14.15–14.45: Coffee break

14.45–16.00: Panel discussion

Ulrika Modéer, State Secretary
Kim Forss, Evaluation and Development specialist, Andante – tools for thinking
Henrik Arnstad, science journalist
Anna Liljelund, Consultant/Advisor, Indevelop

The aim of the seminar is to increase our knowledge of experiences with implementing results and evidence in different development aid contexts. We hope that the seminar will inspire development professionals and organisations to find concrete ways forward, ways which enable and generate the use of results and evidence for transformational ends.

The seminar will be moderated by Göran Sundström.

Copies of the book will be sold at the seminar to a discounted price.

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