Developmental Evaluation

Developmental Evaluation: Organizational Change Journey Client: UNICEF Location: Malawi The challenge The country office of UNICEF Malawi, through a human-centered design process, had taken on an organizational change project. Their proposal to become more child-centered in its operation, cutting across silos and increasing coordination posed challenges to existing practices. The office was given a special…

Materials design to deliver postpartum care in low literacy communities

Design for low literacy facilitation Client: Catholic Relief Services Location: Ghana, Kenya The challenge The Integrated Mothers and Babies Course is a fully developed and vetted program for community-based peer postpartum support. In delivering a pilot in rural Ghana, the IMBC team found that due to lower levels of literacy among model mothers the program…

Covid made us go remote—it was a blessing in disguise

Adaptation of coaching to remote delivery in rural Malawi Client: Venture 37 Location: Malawi Background An in-person cooperative coaching program by Ventures37 (as part of the Cooperative Development Program) faced the Covid-19 challenge of putting in-person contact on hold. Yet, in rural Malawi without reliable internet and low tech literacy, the American reflexive reach for…

OneVillage Partners, Pictorial tools for a women’s household and business finance curriculum

Nurturing Opportunities for Women (NOW) Client: OneVillage Partners Location: Sierra Leone A women’s self-determination program sought a curriculum using financial literacy to address gender dynamics, household stability and women’s entrepreneurship—specifically for remote, rural women with little literacy who are often marginalized and isolated. Founder Katrina Mitchell guided the curriculum content, sequencing, and facilitation. Picture Impact…

Learn & Adapt

Learn & Adapt It is the building and using of intentional systems, operations and practices for the distinct purposes of learning and adapting. This is growing in importance as the rate of change increases in our world and recognition comes that so much of human development lives in the space of complexity—learning and adapting are…

Design & Make

Design & Make It is creating something new in service of people using their whole capabilities. Designing and making are wide ranging inclusive of things from scratch, adaptations or re-creations. Our most common requests are addressing aspects of, challenges within, or support to: Program, project, or initiative materials—curriculum, social behavior change communication, manuals, etc. Procedures,…

Frame & Clarify

Frame & Clarify It is making meaning of your current position, what is known, and what is happening—generally for a particular purpose. This can look like data analysis and synthesis to surface: lessons learned; behavioral, audience, or market insights; opportunities for change; or recommendations. It can also be a process of framing, testing, and visualizing…

Listen & Explore

Listen & Explore It is a practice of observation, description and curious questions that lead us to a clear picture of what is true right now. Digging deeper we look for the drivers, motivations, norms and interconnected systems contributing to the landscape in which we find ourselves. We strive to make visible the often unseen…