Measuring Demand Reduction

Demand Reduction

Watch the presentation about Demand Reduction We are hearing more about demand reduction these days. Demand reduction applies in situations where we wish to undo damaging behavior, or, influencing people not to engage in such behavior in the first place. Encouraging people not to consume wildlife products is a good example of demand reduction. But… Read more »

Rapid Asia on Shining Light into Darkness : Opening Hearts and Minds

Cultivating Compassion for Wildlife via Free Thinking Far behind the frontline of the killing fields, where rangers are battling it out with armed gangs to protect wild animals in remote jungles and border areas, another front is opening up against poaching. The military would call it ‘Psyops’. The corporate world calls it marketing. The development… Read more »

Learning from Evaluation Results – 5 Simple Steps

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Too often, evaluations are treated as a ‘slap stick’ exercise. Results may point to critical flaws in the program or intervention but there is resistance from project custodians who may not agree and have a different interpretation. In contrast to the old saying that “we learn from our mistakes”, fear of failure and entrenched views… Read more »

How to Engage Cambodian Youth – Politically

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Interview with Dr. Kem Ley, former political analyst and leader of the newly formed Grassroots Democracy Party (GDP) in Cambodia. The interview took place in Phnom Penh on 11 Nov, 2015. Picture: Phnom Penh Post, Mon, 1 December 2014 Q: Cambodia has a very large youth population and yet their directing engagement in politics is… Read more »

Behavioral Avoidance, How do we Prove an ‘Unknown’?

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Many social development programs want to achieve behavior change. Yet, not all forms of behavior change are the same. In fact, the forms of behavior change can be quite different and can all have different implications when it comes to measuring. Consider the following examples that illustrate different types of behavior change: mosquito nets, safety… Read more »

IOM’s Livelihoods and Community Solutions (LCS) Project: Final Evaluation by Rapid Asia

In July 2015, Rapid Asia was entrusted to conduct a final evaluation of the “Livelihoods and Community Solutions” (LCS) Project. This project had been implemented from 2013-2015 by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Thailand and was co-funded by the European Union (EU) and the Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). The… Read more »

CLA Case Studies : Complex Problems Needs Simple Solutions by Rapid Asia

Author(s): Daniel Lindgren Organization(s): Rapid Asia Co. Institution(s): United States Agency for International Agency (USAID) Date Published: September 29, 2015 This midterm evaluation for the PLE, a project that provides health, education, food security, and protection support to internally displaced persons inside Burma and displaced persons who have crossed the border into Thailand, focuses on the project’s “convergence”… Read more »