Asela Kalugampitiya of IOCE presents at EvalConclave Thimpu

 

Asela Kalugampitiya of IOCE presents goals and challenges of Evalgender+ at Thimphu

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January 2015 Blog Posts (18)

AEA Newsletter - EvalYear article

http://www.eval.org/blog/international-policy-update-welcome-to-the-international-year-of-evaluation

As you may already know, a growing number of evaluation associations and other important organizations around the world have declared 2015 as the International Year of Evaluation (EvalYear). But what does this mean for those of us in…

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Added by Asela Kalugampitiya on January 31, 2015 at 7:56 — No Comments

Female Foeticide/Infanticide in India: Considering Relations - Moving towards 'Daughter and Granddaughter Foeticide/Infanticide'

Having recently completed my dissertation on female foeticide and infanticide in India, my research uncovered a key area of neglect in trajectories concerning the practice. My provided an exegesis of  the several structures which exacerbate the practice today: son-preference, dowry, capitalism and 'social engineering' by the British Colonial Authorities in tandem with upper-caste elites to encourage 'Sanskritisation' thereby absolving many lower-caste practices (i.e. bride-price, other…
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Added by John Harvey on January 29, 2015 at 15:30 — 5 Comments

Do you know of innovative community engagement approaches to expand immunisation coverage? Tell us about it

A major challenge in the fight against vaccine-preventable death and disease is the limited evidence on innovative and successful community engagement approaches for expanding immunisation coverage in countries with low or stagnating vaccination rates. To address this challenge, the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) invites you to share your ideas on this short 10-minute survey…

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Added by Paromita Mukhopadhyay on January 27, 2015 at 13:48 — No Comments

EvalWeek gave an impetus to Evaluation in India

On final day of the Evalweek, about 25 people came together to reflect on the learning through the Eval week in India. Sindhushree Khullar CEO of the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog chaired the closing event of Evalweek part of EvalYear celebrations in India.…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on January 24, 2015 at 1:00 — 2 Comments

Participatory Evaluation: Who evaluates whom? Why? How?

I am passionate about participatory practices. I was excited when my office Institute of Social Studies Trust with Restless Development and CMS organised a half day session on Participatory Evaluation. This was part of EvalYear celebrations. About 25 participants attended the session and deliberated on different issues around Participatory Evaluation. Mallika Samaranayake and Rajib Nandi took the lead in…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on January 22, 2015 at 20:23 — 4 Comments

Power, Policies and Social/Gender Relations: Can Evaluations Change the Equation?

Cross posted from http://www.comminit.com/global/content/power-policies-and-socialgender-relations-can-evaluations-change-equation, January, 20, 2015

The Context

In the year 2013, the UN Evaluation Group decided to join EvalPartners in declaring 2015 as the International Year of Evaluation. The year 2015 was identified as a…

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Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on January 22, 2015 at 11:25 — 2 Comments

Expressions of interest for participation in 3ie’s immunisation consultative workshop

Expressions of interest from researchers and implementing agencies for participation in a consultative workshop on increasing immunisation coverage   

The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation…

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Added by Paromita Mukhopadhyay on January 22, 2015 at 1:32 — No Comments

A few takeaways on day 3 of Eval week & photo of the day

Photo of the day- I was able to catch on camera- Marco Segone, A K Shiva Kumar and Yamini Atmavilas in front of the Gender and Evaluation community poster:-)…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on January 21, 2015 at 21:00 — 4 Comments

Re-inicio del Curso Introductorio de Evaluación para América Latina y el Caribe – #Eval

EvalPartners, el movimiento global para el fortalecimiento de las…

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Added by Pablo Rodriguez Bilella on January 20, 2015 at 17:11 — No Comments

Be the advocates of evaluation!

(The quote is borrowed from Marco's address)

Key learnings

I got to learn from diverse group of participants – from the government, academia, NGOs, UN, researchers and evaluators:

 Marco’s presentation on gender and equity focused evaluation. He began his presentation  with power walk exercise. Provoked us to think how development can…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on January 19, 2015 at 20:30 — 4 Comments

A peek into celebration of EvalYear 2015 in India

2015 has been declared as the International Year of Evaluation (EvalYear). National Institute of Labour Economics Research and Development (Formerly IAMR) and Programme Evaluation Organisation, NITI Aayog, Government of India are organising a five day EvalWeek to celebrate EvalYear 2015. A group of partners are supporting NILERD in organisation of this event.



Topics of focus- 
One of the topic that need…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on January 18, 2015 at 20:00 — No Comments

Summary: discussion on challenges to integrating gender into evaluation

Query: Challenges to integrate gender equality into evaluation (Cross posting of Gender and Evaluation community with National Evaluation Capacities NEC community, UNDP)

Query poser: Paola De Orte

List of respondents: Jolanda, Minal Mehta, Paola De Orte shared Rakotonandrasana’s response, …

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on January 14, 2015 at 22:06 — 4 Comments

Challenges to Gender Equality Integration in National Evaluations

I come from India. I would like to share some thought on some of my thoughts on barriers to integrating gender equality within national evaluation systems in my context When a government scheme is formulated by a Ministry, it is appraised by the Project Appraisal and Management Division of the Planning Commission. There is a standard guideline for Appraisal which looks at target group and area, scheme relevance, cost-effectiveness, budget available, institutional capacity, monitoring and…

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Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on January 14, 2015 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

Senagalese evaluation Association

Hi, i'm fatou a tresuarer of SENEVAL (Senegalese Evaluation Association) since 2012. I 'm a consultant on Evaluation since 2010. I'm an ingenior on Project Management and I had worked  10 years in non gouvernment organizations. I was a monitoring and evaluation officer.  

SEneval is a young organization create in october 2012. it promotes public evaluation policy and evaluation culture in the national level. 

Seneval has 450 members who have different profile (public…

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Added by ndeye fatou diop on January 12, 2015 at 14:47 — 3 Comments

George Grob on Qualitative Evaluation for Policy Makers - AEA tips

Hi. I am George Grob, an evaluation consultant focusing on policy development and advocacy. During 40 years of Federal service, mostly in the Department of Health and Health and Human Services), I learned that policy makers (Members of Congress and high level executives) are very interested in evaluations. They especially like observations, real life stories, and field reports.…

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Added by Asela Kalugampitiya on January 8, 2015 at 20:28 — No Comments

Use of social media in EvalYear events

Dear all,
Interest in EvalYear is going up day by day. We are encouraging EvalYear events organizing teams (so far more than 22 events have been scheduled …
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Added by Asela Kalugampitiya on January 8, 2015 at 18:01 — No Comments

Knowledge Management for Gender and Evaluation

Ritu, I would like to extend my apologies for delay to write this blog post.

Integrating knowledge management with gender mainstreaming indicator and with M&E system has been topic of great interest. Gender focal points and KM focal point are incomplete in the absence of strong and robust monitoring and evaluation system. There is need to develop comprehensive list of indicators depending on nature of the project design, outputs, outcomes and Impact. The finalized comprehensive…

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Added by Dilipsing Bayas on January 7, 2015 at 20:37 — No Comments

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