Rakesh Mohan
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Report Presentation, Data Visualization, and One-page Report Highlights

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rakesh Mohan Mar 22, 2015. 10 Replies

Namaste from Beautiful Boise, Idaho!During the first six weeks of the Idaho legislative session, we issued three evaluation reports:1.  The K-12 Longitudinal Data System (ISEE)…Continue

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What types of new partnerships should we build to promote the use of evaluation among public policymakers?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rakesh Mohan Aug 5, 2014. 1 Reply

Greetings! This is a cross-post that I first first posted yesterday on the American Evaluation Association's LinkedIn Discussion Group.I am looking forward to chairing a panel session on this subject…Continue

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Director, Office of Performance Evaluations, Idaho State Legislature
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Wish I had done this 11 years ago

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 10:00 3 Comments

Greetings from Beautiful Boise!

My new guest blog post on communicating with policymakers was published this morning by the Evaluation Capacity Development Group (ECDG).

I believe communication is probably one of the most important and challenging aspects of my job as the director of a legislative evaluation shop.  Policymakers are busy folks with many competing things on their minds.  Getting their attention isn’t easy. Having worked for them for so many years, I thought they…


Embracing Data Visualization in Evaluation: A Management Perspective

Posted on July 20, 2014 at 11:00 2 Comments

Greetings from Beautiful Boise, Idaho!

Recently my guest blog post on data visualization was published on Dr. Stephanie Evergreen’s website, Evergreen Data (http://stephanieevergreen.com/blog/). Here is a link to the post: http://stephanieevergreen.com/embracing-dataviz/ In this post I talk about how we implemented data visualization lessons we learned from Stephanie…


Why Are Evaluators So Tentative about the Advocacy Aspect of Our Profession?

Posted on July 12, 2014 at 10:00 5 Comments

My mother used to say that where there are two or more people, there will always be politics over resources. Because evaluations involve making judgments about prioritization, distribution, and use of resources, evaluations will always be inherently political.

Greetings! I am Rakesh Mohan, director of the Office of Performance Evaluations (OPE), an independent agency of the Idaho Legislature. This year our office is celebrating 20…


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At 19:01 on July 8, 2015, Rituu B Nanda said…

Happy birthday! warm wishes from Delhi!

At 18:11 on August 5, 2014, Rituu B Nanda said…

Hi Rakesh, you have been featured on this network for your valuable contribution. A big thank you!


At 11:03 on July 8, 2014, Rituu B Nanda said…

A very happy birthday Rakesh! The support you have provided the community through twitter is very much appreciated. Have a wonderful day. Best wishes. 

At 20:04 on May 22, 2014, Rituu B Nanda said…

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