RE: What can we do to improve the quality of development projects? | Eval Forward

Hi all,

Thanks for initiating a dialogue.

From my experience, one important aspect is to know whether the project is really relevant to beneficiaries both in short and longer term and how the intervention is going to contribute the specific development objectives. Readiness of the beneficiaries to collaborate is another critical factor.
It is also important to have a comprehensive theory change as the intervention is influenced by other internal/external factors that are responsible for creating enabling or disabling environment. Sometime – we generate our logic and reasons (we basically create an island in most of the time) but that may not held true and our interventions do not yield results. So, in many cases, relevancy and weak design have been the main reason for a success and failure of an intervention. I am sure there also other issues while implementing the project.

Best regards,

Ram Chandra Khanal, *PhD*

*President - Community of Evaluators - Nepal and BoDs - Nepal Krishi (agri)*

Kathmandu, Nepal