Friday’s Poetic Pause: Evaluation Led by Poetry?

“Little did Rumbidzai know that her poem would become a piece of art that would serve to illuminate the journey the partner organizations were about to begin.” From “Narratives of Hope ‘It Starts Within Us’: Documenting Development Through Stories of Change”, published by Weaver Press.


The predictable, linear, rational progression of activities is what can make a sound logframe clear and elegant. But this is also what can render it useless in the context of providing relief and fighting poverty and injustice.

Real Impact with Saeed Wame

Sharing my conversation with Saaed Wame, founder and director of local organization NACC in Malawi, on valuing community contributions, the challenges of child protection, and how numbers cannot portray the true value of his organization’s work.