Powerful stories of lived experiences: Challenges and opportunities with four participatory evaluation methods

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About the Event

Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MEL) methods are a priority to local knowledge and inclusive perspectives at iDE. By focusing on qualitative and non-traditional sources of knowledge, these methods offer a deeper understanding of stakeholders' experiences, revealing not only causal mechanisms but also unintended consequences and personal transformations. They promote inclusivity, preserve collective memory, and empower participants to interpret findings, resulting in more relevant project learnings and improved feedback loops.


Name Title Biography
Abdullai Abdul-Shatar Global MERL Coordinator Abdullai Abdul-Shatar is the MERL Coordinator at International Development Enterprises (iDE-HQ) and an MPHIL in Agricultural Economics (Candidate). Shatar has over 12 years of working experience in the field of research and development. Shatar deployed his exemplary leadership, management, and interpersonal skills, strong team building, programming, and data analysis skills for the implementation of the WASH project implemented by iDE Ghana working with Innovations for Poverty Action (iPA GHANA), Abdul-Shatar was at the forefront of the dissemination of the Innovative Resources and Technologies for Smallholder farmers (DIRTS) project. iPA – Ghana uses Randomised Control Trial (RCT) to implement development interventions in rural communities in Ghana. The DIRTs project provided farmers with innovative technologies that will increase farmers’ productivity in Northern Ghana. Mr. Shatar was able to successfully implement the activities of the DIRTs project through good leadership, team management and planning skills, a community-led approach, and interpersonal skills.

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Evaluators Participatory/ Community based/ Collaborative Evaluation

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