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Learning and Results Measurement

This is a love song
to the one who knows that wisdom
is in the way we ask questions,
and who wields questions
like a sword beaten
into a plow, planting seeds
that will grow into millet
and mangoes and magnolias,
sustaining earth & her children
generations of grain & flowers

—Zahara Heckscher


Demand-driven Learning and Results Measurement

Many organizations experience the process of results measurement in the way one experiences taxes or annual check-ups – necessary to attend to but not an endeavor that thrills. In part, this is because results measurement and the learning that accompanies it—also called monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL)— are often driven by compliance to donor imperatives. This creates a reactive, rather than proactive stance to learning and results measurement.

Ignited Word specializes in demand-driven learning and results measurement that is built from the curiosity and eager participation of staff. Sometimes this involves unlearning prior expectations and assumptions around the how and why to measure. In their place, staff choose and create methods and metrics that can fuel more relevant and longer-lasting results.  

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