Embracing Failure

In project reports and other publications, the focus is usually on the successes – how many people reached, overall impact, changes achieved. Failures, mistakes, or underachievement are often seen and presented as difficulties, challenges, or unforeseen negative effects. They are also often understated or covered up, instead of being acknowledged as failures with clear lessonsContinue reading “Embracing Failure”

Reporting Best Practices: Treat Reporting as a Continuous Cyclical Process

Reports usually come in at the end of an activity or a project, and the job of a report writer isn’t easy. Digging up tons of information from the very beginning is rather burdensome, especially if the project ran during a number of years and many things, including staff, may have changed during this time.Continue reading “Reporting Best Practices: Treat Reporting as a Continuous Cyclical Process”

Reporting Best Practices: Fact-Checking

Fact-checking is far from a new phenomenon. In the international development sector, it is an integral part of Quality Assurance used to verify information and avoid spreading misinformation. It is also used to educate and empower communities. Fact-checking deserves to be adopted as a standard practice among report writers and anyone working with information.  IntroducedContinue reading “Reporting Best Practices: Fact-Checking”

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