This series offers fresh insights and local perspectives of our QED staff working on development projects in the field. In this interview, we highlight the efforts of Ahmed Gabr, Senior M&E Specialist for SIMPLE, Egypt.
Take a second and imagine your ideal work environment. ...... Maybe it's really dynamic, colorful, and busy. Maybe it's quiet and focused. I'm guessing that in any case, you feel effective and your work is having an impact.
Data can be messy. That’s what QED founder and CEO, Neelima Grover, told Devex in a recent interview. “It’s all over the place. It’s sitting in different information systems and in paper piles.” There’s nothing new there, but what is new is how evolving techniques in visualization, human-centered design, and modeling are transforming the monitoring and evaluation process.
Sometimes overshadowed by the monitoring and evaluation aspects of implementation, learning is a critical element of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL). The QED Group is an international leader in MEL.
Turkmenistan acceded to the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities in 2008 and ratified its optional protocol in 2010. The government demonstrates commitment to the introduction of social-oriented policies, but people with disabilities still face barriers in everyday life.