How can we collect better evidence for development?

Wednesday 30 May 2018

The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ

Mokoro’s seminar on evidence explored some of the challenges and opportunities for monitoring and evaluation in international development. The demand for generating evidence, reporting results and measuring impact has increased in recent years. Mokoro brought together M&E experts with a wide range of sectoral experience to explore ways of collecting evidence to assess the impact of development interventions, a politically charged issue as can be seen by recent calls for UK aid funds to be used instead to support the NHS. The speakers discussed how donors, implementing agencies and other actors can work together to collect useful evidence that helps us understand and communicate the complexity of international aid programmes and contributes to meeting the needs of the people who are supposed to benefit from them by giving a better idea of what works and what doesn’t.

‘How can we collect better evidence for development?’ was hosted in partnership with the Oxford Network of International Consultants (ONIC). ONIC is a group of experienced predominantly Oxford-based, international development professionals who work as freelance consultants. We were also very pleased to have Adam Leach, Director and Consultant at Mokoro, to chair the event.

For full details on the seminar and speakers, please download the seminar flyer here.

To read the write-up of the seminar, click here.

Chair: Adam Leach, Mokoro


Abby Riddell, Mokoro

Jon Bennett, ONIC

John Rowley, ONIC

Claire Hutchings, Oxfam GB