It’s a new year for SMIP – with much to learn from behind us and exciting opportunities ahead!

We’ve just finished our annual meeting where we critically reflected on our progress and experiences as well as looked ahead into the future. One of the SMIP’ers promised to put together a post on this so I won’t jump his gun!

In the meantime, though – there’s some very interesting literature and new knowledge being made available and which I thought to share with you…if you haven’t already seen the links.

We look forward to another year of sharing opinions, experiences, lessons and new knowledge with you all!


The Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation has just published its latest
issue at <>.

Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation
Vol 6, No 11 (2009)
Table of Contents

The book “Country-led monitoring and evaluation systems. Better evidence, better policies, better development
results” is now available for free download at

The book was produced by UNICEF in partnership with the World Bank, UN Economic Commission for Europe, IDEAS (International Development Evaluation Association), IOCE (International organization for Cooperation in Evaluation), DevInfo and MICS.

This publication tries to bring together the vision, lessons learned and good practices from twenty-one stakeholders on how country-led monitoring and evaluation systems can enhance evidence-based policy making.

The Institutional Learning and Change (ILAC) Initiative has just launched its new interactive website.
The section ‘resources’ may be of particular interest, where you can find important methods for evaluation and impact of
collaborative projects. Don’t miss the ILAC Library section, with over 1200 references related to:
*   participatory research
*   monitoring and evaluation
*   impact assessment
*   organizational learning and much more…

In addition, you can sign up for receiving ILAC news.
The link is


And last but certainly not least! Have a look at the new blog, “Practical Evaluation” at

This blog intended to provide a platform where people can discuss practical evaluation issues, share experiences and support others with their questions.