October 2014 Blog Posts (14)

The legacy and sustainability of Participatory Video

Another field visit has passed like the wind. It left rich learning behind for all of us: for you and me. It’s been a pleasure really to hear local facilitators in Guyana, Cameroon, South Africa and the Philippines reflect on the legacy and sustainability of Participatory Video in their communities, alongside Jay Mistry from…

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Added by Soledad Muniz on October 30, 2014 at 0:27 — No Comments

What should be the Global Evaluation Agenda 2016-2020?

A roundtable consultation was organized on September 26, 2014 by Institute of Applied Manpower Research (IAMR), New Delhi, India in collaboration with national Planning Commission, Government of India to deliberate on the challenge as to how the global evaluation community can contribute to ensuring that evaluations play a key role in planning and implementation of policies and programmes for attaining future sustainable development goals at national, regional and international levels.  The…

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Added by Rashmi Agrawal on October 29, 2014 at 13:30 — 2 Comments

Dilemmas of development- reflections on a visit

I visited Khandwa district, Madhya Pradesh, India this month with the impressive NGO Eficor

There were remote villages untouched by 'mainstream development'. There were also villages near the town of Khalwa where industries had come up and health services were accessible. Interestingly children were better nourished (records of ICDS- weight by age) in the remote area, than the accessible one. Institutional delivery was however higher in the developed area. The remote…

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Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on October 25, 2014 at 17:06 — No Comments

3ie Request for Proposals: Systematic Review of interventions that promote women’s empowerment

The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) in association with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) Canada and UN Women requests proposals for systematic reviews on the following question:

  • What is the…
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Added by Paromita Mukhopadhyay on October 21, 2014 at 11:24 — No Comments

Many thanks for the interest in our poster

Many thanks for the friendly comments about our poster! For those who wish to learn more about the research, feel free to visit the dedicated site www.evawreview.de and download the full review report. It comes with an executive summary.

To answer Rituu's question; I believe that one reason for our success is that the form in which we present findings from Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) is quite novel. Also, we put much effort into making…

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Added by Michaela Raab on October 14, 2014 at 16:40 — 1 Comment

Members presenting at AEA conference

Following members shared about their sessions- Tessie Catsambas, Sharon Brisolara, Patricia Rogers and Rakesh Mohan

 1. Feminist issues in Evaluation Topical Interest Group

Wed, Oct 15, 2014 (06:15 PM - 07:00 PM)



     Feminist Issues in Evaluation…


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Added by Rituu B Nanda on October 13, 2014 at 22:30 — 1 Comment

Who is attending AEA conference?

I am listing the names and photos of members who will be at AEA. Please leave your names in the reply below. Please add your profile photos so that others can recognise you. You can correspond with other members through send a message option.

Tessie Catsambas…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on October 13, 2014 at 19:00 — 8 Comments

Marco Segone: Preparing for 2015 International Year of Evaluation

Message from Marco Segone 

Dear colleagues,

 2015, the International year of Evaluation (EvalYear), is approaching quickly. We have the pleasure to share with you (Attachment) a proposed strategy to make 2015 EvalYear a success by levering the existing…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on October 13, 2014 at 16:00 — 3 Comments

Evaluation For a More Equitable Society

This blog is by Caroline Heider, Director General, Independent Evaluation Group. The blog was originally posted here http://ieg.worldbank.org/blog/evaluation-more-equitable-society…

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Added by Tim Irwin on October 9, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

EES 2014

Back from EES 2014, very much lived up to expectations. A group of us had first gone in 2010 to the EES Conference at Prague and that was part of the process leading to the Engendering Policy through Evaluation project managed by Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST), and to participation in EES 2012 and now EES 2014.  We are pleased to have been part of the Gender Strand started if I’m not wrong, in 2010.  Over these years, we’ve learnt a lot about evaluation approaches and methods and…

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Added by Ratna Mangala Sudarshan on October 9, 2014 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Doing things right or doing the right things? Lessons from participation in EES, 2014

Participation in EES, 2014 was an excellent opportunity to rethink assumptions, meet friends again and see bits of Dublin.

What did I learn from the four days I spent at EES? I learnt from 'systems-thinkers' the distinction between doing things right and doing the right things.  If one has the wrong theory of change but a plan of action, one can land up doing planned things right, but not the right thing to address the issue that one wants to address be it poverty, HIV/AIDS, equity…

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Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on October 8, 2014 at 16:30 — 2 Comments

Strength-based evaluation to understand changes from gender & equity lens & stimulate further changes

Samraksha is a development organization which has been working with communities for more than two decades now. Samraksha started its work in the field of HIV and reproductive sexual health, and has always been committed to working with the communities in order to prevent the spread of HIV and reduce its impact on the affected people. In order to do this, we have always used strengths based approach and worked with different communities – communities of identity like those of women in sex…

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Added by Divya Sarma on October 6, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

Our award-winning poster at the EES conference

My associate Wolfgang Stuppert and have been delighted about the 'best poster award' we won at the recent biennial conference of the European Evaluation Society (EES). This is because we have invested lots of time and effort to figure out how to present the rather complicated results of our Qualitative Comparative Analysis of 39 evaluations in the field of violence against women and girls. We're glad our efforts have been rewarded.…

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Added by Michaela Raab on October 6, 2014 at 15:00 — 6 Comments

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