Measuring and Assessing Capacity: A Landscape Review

Beryl Levinger Resources

This landscape review was developed for MOMENTUM, a major USAID-supported health sector program, but is of interest to all capacity development practitioners. The review describes different levels and types of capacity that can be measured; clarifies the distinction between capacity and performance; identifies key capacity measurement tool types; and, assesses the suitability of different tool types for capturing capacities. Promising …

Pando Equity Mock Report

RootChange Pando, Resources

The Pando Equity Report is part of our Pando tool suite and draws from social network analysis (SNA) and feedback data to help users learn more about equity and local ownership in the systems where they are working. Analytics included in this report are based on our Pando Local Learning System (LLS) White Paper that we co-wrote with our partner …

Pando Network Foundations Mock Report

RootChange Pando, Resources

The Pando Network Foundations Report is part of our Pando tool suite and draws from social network analysis (SNA) and feedback data to help users learn more about key actors in the systems where they are working. It includes network analysis of four key actor roles: resource hubs, active networkers, influencers and brokers. On subsequent tabs, users can explore key …

Report: Piloting the Community Independence Initiative in 3 Countries

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Root Change partnered with Children International in early 2020 to identify new approaches for improving the well-being of children, and to learn about the potential benefits of the Community Independence Initiative (CII). This report describes the key findings from three Children International agencies piloting the Community Independence Initiative between June 2020 and July 2021. Children International is continuing the CII …

Video: Interview with Mauricio Miller, Founder of the Community Independence Initiative (CII)

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In this video, Root Change’s Director of Programs, Alexis Smart interviews Mauricio Miller, the Founder of the Community Independence Initiative, about the life experiences that led to launching this initiative, how CII works, the unique aspects of this initiative, and his decision to house CII in Root Change.Mauricio is the author of The Alternative, a book which challenges the assumption …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbbhlTZyxBI&t=83s

Video: Introducing the Malawi Social Impact Network Map

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In 2019, Segal Family Foundation (SFF) launched the Malawi Social Impact Network Map on Pando with the goal of learning more about the organizations and relationships that make up the innovation ecosystem in Malawi and better supporting the networking of social entrepreneurs. Made up of more than 575 organizations and 850 relationships to date, the map has become a resource …

Video: Rwanda Innovation Map Launch

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Root Change has been collaborating with Segal Family Foundation (SFF) Rwanda to support its work with the Social Impact Incubator (SII) since 2020. We’re working together to understand and strengthen the Rwanda innovation ecosystem, improve SFF’s relationships with the entrepreneurs it supports, and adapt and improve SII’s program offering using feedback loops and network mapping. During this virtual event in …

Lessons for Promoting Locally Led Development

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From 2017-2019, the Capacity 2.0 consortium supported two district level social labs in Malawi with a grant from USAID Local Works which brought together over 60 representatives from district government, civil society, and citizen groups. Participants diagnosed systemic problems with how development was conducted in their district and co-designed solutions tested through rapid experimentation cycles. Ideas tested include youth advocacy …

White Paper: Pando Localization Learning System

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The Pando LLS White Paper lays out the theory and methodology behind the Pando Localization Learning System. It describes why a new theory of measurement for localization is needed, how system-based approaches of network analysis and qualitative feedback provide a solution, details on of a set of four localization metrics, how they are measured, and how the participatory measurement system …