Publications (for Presentations see Valuing Voices)

Over 70 Blogs on Sustainable Development, Impact(s), Sustained and Emerging Impacts, #ESG including: Defining Sustainability, Unexpected Outcomes, Accountability, and more…

Preston Stewart, Jindra Cekan VALUING VOICES BETTER EX-POST EVALUATION WHITE PAPER SERIES PART 1: Toward Building Better Evaluation Practices: A Series on the ExPost Evaluation Practices of Nordic Countries and the Netherlands: The Search  June ’21

Foluso Ishola, Jindra Cekan, Evaluating the sustainability of health programmes: A literature review July ’19

Impact Investing – International Development’s New Holy Grail?” Medium ’18

Transformation Forum: Valuing Voices: Why the 2030 Agenda Starts with Them” Jindra Cekan, PhD, Carolien de Bruin and Peter Kimeu, Mar ’18

The case for post project evaluation, Valuing Voices  Final Report for Michael Scriven’s Faster Forward Fund published June ’17, presented at the American Evaluation Association Conference Nov ’17, featured on Better Evaluation Dec ’17

American Evaluation Association 365: Measuring SEIE Impacts Apr ’17

In 17 years, 1.6 trillion dollars spent on Sustainable Development; Very few undergo post-project evaluation” Six Degrees News Interview Oct ’17

Missing Link: Sustained and Emerging Impact Evaluations“. Better Evaluation, May ’16

How to Foster Sustainability“. Global Policy Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, May ’16

European Evaluation Society “How to Foster Sustainability“. July ’15

American Evaluation Association blog “Rolling the Dice: Impact or Self-Sustainability?” AEA365 Article, Mar ’15

Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) “When Funders Move on“. Mar ’15

American Evaluation Association, “Furthering Community self-Sustainability of our Projects” (2014) link

USAID’s PPL/LER “Monitoring and Evaluation Platforms: Considerations for Design and Implementation Based on a Survey of Current Practices” Discussion Note (key researcher, 2013). Also see Learning work: link

“Increasing Nigerien women’s incomes, increasing peace: triangulation and unexpected results, Lutheran World Relief’s ARVIP project” PLA Notes- IIED UK (2013) link

“Appreciative Strategic Planning at World Vision USA” link Axiom News 2011

“Improving International Food Security” in LBX Journal (2011) link ***

“One Chance to Get it Right: 7 Key Pillars for Achieving Food Security” for Women Thrive 2011 link and Gender in Agric Bibliography: link

Published “A Wealth of Knowledge: Case Studies in Learning From a PVO’s Most Precious Assets” article in Monday Developments with G. McAuliffe

“Armenia Food Security Assessment”, Food Aid Management Food Forum newsletter, IV Q, 2001. Washington, DC

Field tools: “ARC Food Security Proposal Review Checklists and Tools,” ************** “Food Ration Calculation Exercise”, “White Paper”. 2001 and in ***

“Red Cross’ Humanitarian Mission to Assist the Most Vulnerable — Safety Nets Programs and The American Red Cross.” Food Aid Management Food Forum Newsletter, II Q, 2000. Washington, DC

“Food security” chapter in CRS PRA/RRA Manual, Spring 1999. Baltimore, MD.

“Food Security Workshop: Developing Best Practices for Design and Implementation of Food Security Programs” 1999. ***

“Toward a conceptual framework of household ‘coping’ – reflections from rural West Africa” Co-authored with Alayne Adams and Rainer Sauerborn, Harvard’s Center for Population and Development. Africa. Vol 68, No. 2. Fall 1998

“NGO recommendation for U.S. Action Plan on Food Security: Mini-paper #13 – ‘Food aid to promote food security’’’. Food Forum (FAM). With Ellen Levinson and TJ Ryan. Nov/Dec 1997, Washington, DC.

“Monetization – Links to Food Security?’’’ Relief and Rehabilitation Network Series, ODI. With Amy MacNeil and Steve Loeggering. November 1996. London: UK

“Foreign Aid Cuts – Food Security Effects’’ Bread for the World Annual Report. With Kim Miller. 1996. Silver Spring, MD.

“Towards a conceptual framework of household coping: reflections from rural West Africa” 1998, reissued online in 2011

“Listening to One’s Clients: A Case Study of Mali’s Famine Early Warning System (SAP) and Rural Producers”. PhD thesis at the Fletcher School 1994.

“Five Malian Villages During the ‘Soudure’: Counter- Seasonal Coping Strategies Observed” Disasters. March 1992. London: UK.

Many other Internal Reports and Papers in the 1990s and 2000s including for the American Red Cross as Programming Guidance, Catholic Relief Services Occasional Paper Series for Issues in Program Design, CARE’s internal programming, etc.