Learning and sharing information are central to our mission; demonstrating the success of new approaches is only useful if others can then adopt them.
First implemented in our Powering Agrifood Value Chains programme, REEEP’s enhanced Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Framework utilises a number of proven approaches, including Theory of Change, Logical Framework Approach, Outcome Mapping (for stakeholder analysis) and Most Significant Change to build a tailored approach for each programme. Through this MEL framework, REEEP gains a deep understanding of and familiarity with a range of business models being applied in our focus sectors, while at the same time maintaining a high-level picture of the overall market.
Effective learning and sharing requires hard data and digital tools as well as face-to-face engagement and peer learning. REEEP has long been a front-runner in the Linked Open Data space, and for three years ran the coordination hub of the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group, a network of over 400 professionals dedicated to making climate knowledge more accessible, relevant and useful to decision makers worldwide.
Digital tools we have developed recently include the Climate Tagger, which automatically sorts and tags large volumes of climate-change related content, and EDISON, which automatically gathers live data on the impact of the Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia. A great example of a stakeholder engagement effort is the launch of the Zambian Off-Grid Energy Task Force, which gathers government, private sector and international donor stakeholders in the Zambian off-grid sector to exchange information on current activities and to collaborate in tackling barriers to market readiness.