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Piroska has worked on a range of international development programs involving local NGOs, international NGOs, UN agencies and government. She holds a Ph.D. in public health, has published articles in several journals, and was a speaker at TEDx Phnom Penh. Piroska is passionate about using scientific evidence and creativity to design programs that work.

Design new products or services using the Human-Centered Design Toolkit

Update: IDEO and +Acumen are partnering to offer a free online course on Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation Last year I did a free design course from the University of Pennsylvania. The course wasn’t specifically for international development – most of the practical exercises were on designing a new type of ice-cream scoop. ... Read More »

How to write a supervision checklist

Checklist on clipboard

Supervision checklists are used during monitoring to verify if an activity has been implemented correctly. They can also be used to give feedback to the person running the activity to help them improve. Here are a few tips on how to design supervision checklists for international development / aid programs. You ... Read More »

Supervision Checklist template

Checklist

Supervision checklists are used during monitoring to verify if an activity has been implemented correctly. They can also be used to give feedback to the person running the activity to help them improve. For tips and advice, see our guide on how to write a supervision checklist. This template provides a general framework ... Read More »

How to do a basic cost-effectiveness analysis

In international development / global aid programs, ‘cost-effectiveness analysis’ is a term given to comparing the relative costs of achieving the same outcome using different activities. For example, if a program uses one-on-one outreach to promote antenatal care for pregnant women, and another program uses mass SMS to do the same ... Read More »

Progress Report Template

Note: A progress report is sometimes called a field report or a quarterly / six monthly report. Progress reports are used by a project team to update the donor or head office on the status of the project (for example, at the end of every quarter or 6 month period). There ... Read More »

How to write a logical framework (logframe)

Reading a Logframe

Download logframe template and example  Love them or hate them, logical frameworks (logframes) have become a staple of international development programs. Most donors will require one as part of your proposal, and it’s the first things an evaluator will ask for. Our logframe template is one of the most popular downloads on tools4dev. This ... Read More »

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