Outcome Harvesting


Ponge on OH

 On 16 June 2022, Dr Awour Ponge conducted a 2,5 hr webinar for over 400 people to introduce and discuss Outcome Harvesting. Find the recordings here:  Webinar introducing Outcome Harvesting by Dr Awuor Ponge 

10 June 2021, 14.00 hrs CET Outcome Harvesting Community Webinar 12 – Outcome Harvesting for Monitoring – experiences from 20 Strategic Partnerships   20 Dutch Strategic Partnerships used, proved and improved Outcome Harvesting for monitoring during their 5-year programmes to strengthen civil society capacity for lobby and advocacy. Last year, they compared their experiences with the intention of learning for improvement. After a short presentation of the main findings of the resulting report, its author Richard Smith will interview 5 practitioners on their experiences, how it helped their end evaluation and how they will continue using OH for monitoring. We will continue an open conversation with the practitioners in small breakout groups. PresentersRichard Smith, independent consultant; Mary Kuira, Design and MEL specialist, Hivos East Africa; Karel Chambille, Evaluation manager Hivos; Ishma Soepriadi, MEAL coordinator Oxfam Indonesia; Karen Biesbrouck, MEL lead Oxfam Novib; Koen Faber, MEL expert Cordaid  Moderator: Conny Hoitink, OH Community Facilitator.      Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5859723536
25 May 2021, 15.30 hrs CET Outcome Harvesting Community Webinar 11 – Lessons learned from combining Outcome Mapping and Outcome Harvesting. There is increasing interest and practice around combining Outcome Mapping and Outcome Harvesting around the globe, as well as questions about the differences between the two, and when it is best to use each one separately and when to combine. This webinar will review the newly released Outcome Mapping and Outcome Harvesting: common concepts, differences and uses brief, and hear from a few practitioners of how they have used OM and OH together in a single program. PresentersGoele Scheers independent consultant, OMLC community steward and OH community facilitator; Richard Smith, independent consultant and chair of OMLC community; Julius Nyangaga, CEO Right Track Africa and OMLC advisor; Florence Etta, CEO & Principal Partner, GRAIDE International Development Evaluation Consulting, vice co-chair EVALSDGs; and Maya Reggev, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning specialist. Moderators: Simon Hearn and Kaia Ambrose, OMLC community stewards; Carmen Wilson-Grau and Conny Hoitink, OH Community Facilitators. NOTE: if you plan on joining this webinar, we ask that you review the brief ahead of time and submit any questions or comments you have (anonymously) so that we may address them during the webinar. Please use this form to submit your questions. You can register here to participate in the webinar.

24 September 2020, 15.00 hrs CET Outcome Harvesting Community Webinar 10 – Planned and unanticipated roles of internal teams in OH evaluations. Lead members of internal evaluation teams from two organisations, together with their external OH evaluator, will reflect on their roles in learning-oriented evaluations. In case #1 CARE wanted to learn what works when strengthening the capacity of urban Bangladeshi women to claim their rights in factories, communities and households. In Case #2, OH was used to understand what difference the central secretariat of a global movement – Frontline AIDS – makes. The presenters hope to stimulate discussion and sharing by explaining why OH was chosen; the rationale, advantages and challenges of sharing evaluation roles between internal teams and the external evaluator; and the value of the OH process and evaluation findings to each organisation. PresentersJoe Sutcliffe, Sr advisor Dignified Work, CARE int UK, Anna Downie, Lead Strategic Information, Frontline AIDS, Richard Smith, Independent consultant. Moderator: Conny Hoitink, OH community facilitator . Please find here the recordings of the webinar.

25 August 2020, 16.00 hrs CET  Outcome Harvesting Community Webinar 9 – Indigenous-led Use and Adaptation of Outcome Mapping and Outcome Harvesting for Organizational Cultural Safety in Health The Alliance for Healthier Communities and Indigenous Primary Health Care Council (IPHCC) are working to build organizational equity, inclusion and culturally safe health care organizations in Ontario. In this presentation, we explore the ways that Outcome Mapping and Outcome Harvesting were adapted and combined to support the Ontario Indigenous Cultural Safety program in 2018. Their goal was to influence transformative changes in their health system boundary partners and develop a participatory and learning-oriented monitoring approach to surface the unpredictable and hard to measure organizational outcomes. PresentersHeidi Schaeffer, Advancing Change Together (ACT) Consulting. Moderator: Carmen Wilson-Grau, OH community facilitator. Please find here the recordings of the webinar.

21 July 2020, 16.00 hrs CET  Outcome Harvesting Community Webinar 8 – Integrating Attitude Change into Outcome Harvesting This webinar will cover an emergent adaptation of Outcome Harvesting that integrates Attitude Change, for the evaluation of peace programs that address identity-based conflict. This approach is also anticipated to be useful in other programs in which Attitude Change is essential for achieving Outcomes and/or understanding how Outcomes happen. The presenters will address why and how Attitude Change is being integrated, what value it has added in pilot evaluations and next steps for further refinement and dissemination through Tearfund. PresentersMariam Tadros Fragility & Peacebuilding, Tearfund, Michelle Garred, Ripple – Peace Research & Consulting, LLC and Malaka Refai, independent consultant. Moderator: Conny Hoitink, OH community facilitator. Please find here the presentation and the recordings of the webinar.

18 June 2020 Outcome Harvesting Community Webinar 7 – Using Outcome Harvesting to evaluate system-level changes Genowefa Blundo Canto and Nawalyath Soule Adam, researchers at the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (Cirad), will present how they adapted Outcome Harvesting to evaluate system-level changes linked to the scaling of Climate Information Services (CIS) in Senegal. Embedded in a broader evaluation project, they used OH to : 1)  evaluate how multiple actors at the national and local level changed their practices, interactions and actions by using CIS; 2) assess the contribution of the research partnership that led CIS development to these changes; 3) and reconstructing the impact pathway of the scaling process. Moderator: Goele Scheers, OH community facilitator.

Please find here the recordings of the webinar.

26 May 2020, 16.00 hrs CET Outcome Harvesting Community Webinar 6 – Using Outcome Harvesting as an internal/external evaluation approach to evaluate dialogue processes in nine countries The European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) commissioned an evaluation to assess its dialogue processes in nine countries. Outcome Harvesting was choosen as a method and the EPD staff worked closely with the external evaluators to conduct the evaluation. In this webinar, the presenters explain the division of tasks between the EPD staff and evaluators and discuss the lessons learned.  In addition, they present how the findings could be used for internal learning and improving the dialogue approach. Presenters: Leon Hemkemeyer, Programmes Coordinator EPD, Goele Scheers, Independent Consultant, Richard Smith, Independent Consultant, Moderator: Carmen Wilson-Grau, OH community facilitator

Please find here the recordings of the webinar.

21 April 2020, 15.00 hrs CET Outcome Harvesting Community Webinar 5 – Substantiating Outcomes in a Low-trust Environment Findings from an Outcome Harvesting evaluation of Demo Finland´s and NIMDs shared democracy support programme in Myanmar Demo Finalnd and NIMD are democracy assistance organizations supporting political parties and multiparty party dialogue in developing democracies. Their approach is characterized by bringing parties together to cooperate on political issues and thus strengthening multiparty democracy. They assist political parties to become more responsive and policy-focused, and provide democracy education programmes for politicians. The effectiveness of these types of interventions is hard to measure, and data-collection and triangulation in low-trust environment is especially difficult. In Myanmar, Demo Finland and NIMD implement a joint programme called Myanmar School of Politics since 2014. This session will present experiences with an evaluation of this programme using Outcome Harvesting, describing how outcomes represent progress towards programme objectives. Emphasis will be paid to the process of substantiation within the OH methodology: what are the challenges in substantiation of outcomes dealing with trust and sensitive issues? What is sufficient substantiation, and how to deal with biases? Presenters: Nic van der Jagt, NIMD; Jonna Haapanen, Demofinland Moderator: Goele Scheers, OH Community Facilitator. Please find here the recordings of the webinar.
9 April 2020, 15.00 hrs CET Outcome Harvesting Community Webinar 4 – Experiences with remote (Outcome Harvesting) workshops Due to COVID-19 pandemic, most of us are facing new challenges working from home, specifically regarding face-to-face workshops. When normally we are able to gather a group of people to discuss project´s achievements, review Theories of Change and/or make sense of our evidence, it gets quite complicated having to do this remotely. Our three presenters will share with us their experience with virtual workshops including, tips tools and lessons learned. Steff Deprez will tell us about the use of Mural, Barbara will share some insights generated by participants in a couple of online evaluation workshops she has run recently, about how to make workshopping online manageable, and Sarah will talk about her experience using Plectica. Presenters: Steff Deprez, Voices that Count, Barbara Klugman, Barbara Klugman Concepts, Sarah Haddad, Dignity Jordan Moderator:  Goele Scheers, OH Community Facilitator. Please find here the presentation and the recordings of the webinar.
2 April 2020, 15.00 hrs CET Outcome Harvesting Community Webinar 3 – Using Podio as a database and App for Outcome Harvesting Podio is a project management and collaboration software that can easily be used as a database for the outcomes that were collected through Outcome Harvesting. It is an easy to use tool that enables project teams and partners around the world to collaborate on their outcomes. In this webinar, Tea will first explain the basics of podio, Helene will then demonstrate how ActionAid used it for Outcome Harvesting and Goele will introduce the ‘OH app’ that the presenters created and which is available for everyone to use. Presenters: Helene Bach, ActionAid Denmark; Tea Meineche, ActionAid Denmark; Goele Scheers, Independent Consultant. Moderator: Conny Hoitink, OH Community Facilitator. Please find here the recordings of the webinar.
3 March 2020, 14.00 hrs CET  Outcome Harvesting Community Webinar 2 – Outcome Harvesting and working with a Theory of Change–experiences in Mali and India Watershed is a partnership of 4 Netherlands-based NGOs that started in 2016, working together in 6 countries and internationally, towards universal access to water and sanitation, funded by the Dutch government “Dialogue and Dissent’ program. The partnership, and their locally contracted civil society organisations, mainly works to develop capacity of civil society to lobby and advocate for water security. As the Outcome Harvesting pilot took root in all countries, the annual, outcome-focused theory of change review process got enriched with the harvested outcomes. Presenters: Conny Hoitink, Wetlands International; Ruchika Shiva, IRC India; and Afou Bengaly, Wetlands International Mali. Moderator: Carmen Wilson-Grau, OH Community Facilitator. Please find here the presentation and the recordings of the webinar.
28 January 2020, 14.00 hrs CET  Outcome Harvesting Community Webinar 1 – Serving multiple purposes – Outcome Harvesting as a “joint venture” in a Consortium  In 2017, the Human Rights and Dialogue Consortium (HRDC) was established as the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs reframed its support for the Middle East and North Africa into fewer strategic partners. The Consortium was tasked with a key challenge of developing ways of monitoring and assuring quality of the consolidated programme of the consortium. This presentation looks at how Outcome Harvesting as a “joint venture” became an intelligent tool of serving multiple purposes and not only that of monitoring. Presenters: Søs Nissen, DIGNITY – Danish Institute Against Torture; Francesco Castellani, Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR). Moderator: Goele Scheers, OH Community Facilitator. Please find here the presentation and the recordings of the webinar.