Systemic Monitoring & Evaluation at SEEP:
Exploring cutting edge thinking to improve the current M&E paradigm
Mesopartner is a knowledge firm that specialises in territorial development, competitiveness and innovation. As a development consultancy, Mesopartner is known for pragmatic development instruments and concepts. Since 2010 Mesopartner has been assessing its own methods, tools and concepts based on insights from systems theories and complexity theories. Learn more about this process at http://systemic-insight.com.
About the Interviewer
Marcus is Swiss and has been working in international development for more than seven years. He started his own consultancy in 2011. It is his goal to bring systemic approaches based on complexity theory and systems thinking principles to international development. He wants to contribute to the development of healthy systems, where poverty reduction is part of economy and society.
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Systemic Monitoring and Evaluation
SEEP explores cutting edge thinking and enquiry around ways to improve the current M&E paradigm and improve practice in measuring impacts in market systems. When considering markets from a systems perspective, it becomes crucial to recognize that markets are not predictable “machines”, but rather complex and dynamic “organisms” that are constantly learning. Changes in complex and adaptive systems must be monitored and measured using approaches that embrace complexity and facilitation principles, concepts and tools rather than linear and deterministic ones.
New Podcast in the Systemic M&E Discussion Series, in partnership with mesopartner
Dr. Jeanne Downing
Senior Enterprise Development Advisor
Jeanne Downing talks about the discussions she and her colleagues have within USAID about the necessity of using a systemic approach in development.
Synthesis: Monitoring and Measuring Change in Market Systems - Rethinking the Current Paradigm
SEEP learning initiatives investigate the industry's most pressing issues to find effective, replicable solutions.
Broaden your horizons, share your perspective, and engage with SEEP initiatives.
The opening plenary of the 2012 SEEP Annual Conference featured mesopartner's Shawn Cunningham, Dr. Shamim Bodhanya of the University of KwaZulu Natal, Dr. Elizabeth Dunne of Impact LLC, and Richard Hummelbrunner of OAR Regionalberatung exploring cutting edge thinking and inquiry in effective ways to measure results of market and financial development interventions. Watch the video