In 2018, The Curve consortium was formed by M&C Saatchi World Services, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Dimagi, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We have convened a global community of practice and a Nigeria based community of practice, where we share best practice advice and practice-based evidence on responsive feedback.
So why responsive feedback?
We all want to make good decisions based on evidence.
Practitioners in the development sector are constantly making decisions, from resource allocation to program design and all manner in between. Some of these decisions are made without complete or even satisfactory information.
Responsive feedback means more decisions can be evidence-based.
Responsive feedback fills evidence gaps by providing ongoing feedback throughout a programs life cycle, so that practitioners have more knowledge with which to make better decisions. Through responsive feedback, more decisions can be informed by more evidence, more of the time.