August 2017 / Felix Fellmann, A+FS Network Focal Point, Global Programme Food Security, SDC
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The second step is the introduction of standard indicators that use visibility language and context qualifiers. Furthermore, these indicators can be aggregated and generate all the information to develop a short, personalised, powerful story while at the same demonstrating the relevance of the development gains.
1. Give leadership to men and women to design and implement the development interventions that fit their context. This is the most empowering investment, and it has high visibility.2. Apply the magic figures: a) Theory of Change for a chosen topic; b) Impact hypothesis; c) Outcomes; d) Indicators; counterfactuals for quantitative indicators.
3. Apply the magic words: a) Visibility language and b) context qualifiers. A must in any project design and monitoring system
4. Involve women, men, girls and boys in monitoring and make it an empowering and learning process.
The SDC will publish a paper in Rural 21 in the first quarter of 2018 that will present in detail lessons from strong evidence of applied research and ways forward to make sure that men, women, boys and girls become visible.