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The why and the how of Mixed Methods evaluation designs, with Donna Mertens.

It’s early morning in Minneapolis and the third day of the educational programme of the AEA 2019 is about to begin. A rather large group of people has gathered to be guided through Mixed methods in evaluation by Donna Mertens, whose multiple affiliations include the former editor of Journal on Mixed Methods Research and the past president of the…

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Added by Alena Lappo on December 2, 2019 at 19:20 — No Comments

Virtual Access to AEA 2019

If you missed the American Evaluation Association's 2019 Conference and wish to learn what happened, there's a way! As of next week you can pay to access AEA 2019's top selected presentations virtually (final edits are currently being put in place). The link is below.

https://www.evaluationconference.org/e/in/eid=41

Added by Natalie De Sole on November 23, 2019 at 0:54 — No Comments

10 Lessons on How to Engage Parliamentarians and the Wider Public on the Use of Evaluation Results

November 20 and 21, 2019, were marked by the 14th #EvalNet meeting. During the event, delegates discussed how critical can evaluation be in the age of fake news, political propaganda, and social media manipulation. In this blog post, I describe 10 lessons I learned  from #EvalNet14 members on how to engage parliamentarians and the wider public on the use of…

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Added by Mariana Branco on November 21, 2019 at 21:30 — 1 Comment

AEA 2019 Top Video Submission from University of Central Florida program evaluation students

Hi Everyone

I want to share the video done by my students of program evaluation at University of Central Florida. The video was ranked among top 3 best submissions about how to develop measurable goals. 

Please enjoy!

https://www.evaluationconference.org/p/cm/ld/fid=715

Added by Maritza Concha on November 21, 2019 at 21:05 — No Comments

AEA 2019 Takeaways

My AEA 2019 Favorite Takeaways:

-When we ask people to change their behavior, we often don't recognize the incredible loss we are asking them under take (top left: plenary on Leadership for Evaluators - sadly no name given)

-Learning happens in interaction (top right: Building the Capacity to Learn Workshop…

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Added by Natalie De Sole on November 20, 2019 at 22:00 — No Comments

Developmental Evaluation is like dating!

(I attended a short course on Developmental Evaluation facilitated by Carolyn Camman and Rita Fierro and hosted by Amy Lenzo and Rowan Simonsen from Beehive Productions and excellent graphic visualisation during the course. The course provided insights on how to evaluate in complexity and apply developmental evaluation in one's practice.) …

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on November 14, 2019 at 14:30 — No Comments

Judging impact in the SDG era: The crossroads of data science and M&E!

Dear Colleagues and Friends, 

In an era marked by rapid technological change...

Data science and next generation measurement approaches and tools—be they big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, satellite imagery or mobile technology—are opening new possibilities for addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). What are the implications for how we judge impact?

On behalf of The Rockefeller Foundation and…

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Added by Shravanti on October 31, 2019 at 2:31 — No Comments

Why Evaluation Matters in Diversity Work

The recent City of Richmond Diversity Symposium in Canada created an opportunity for conversation about issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, and our panel weighed in on why evaluation matters. In cities where populations have diverse demographic and cultural identities, what is the role of evaluation?



Kim van der Woerd of Reciprocal Consulting provided a context, noting that diversity is a troubling term when you consider how this concept has been around for a long time and…

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Added by Sarah Farina on October 30, 2019 at 23:39 — No Comments

Advocacy and systems change evaluation call resources

Hi everyone!

Recently during discussion on the Pelican list around the inadequacy of traditional M&E approaches methods for advocacy and transformative change efforts a number of calls were proposed to dig deeper into the issues. I just wanted to share here a few resources (and thank you to Rituu for suggesting!)

  • Survey summary (all call participants took a survey prior about their experiences, skills, challenges, etc.…
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Added by Catherine Borgman-Arboleda on October 28, 2019 at 18:41 — 2 Comments

Plan for sail boats, not trains

I was privileged to be in a panel with Donna Mertens, Doug Reeler, Yves Altazin   and Claudine Morierat  at F3 E conference held on 16th and 17th October in Paris. For last 25 years, F3E has been coordinating a network of 85 organisations – French NGOs and public authorities. The focus has been on strengthening evaluation, research and other capacities of member organisations.  I am not a French speaker so the event gave me a peek into the world of Francophone…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on October 23, 2019 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Sustaining the Momentum in Evaluation Capacity Development: Working with Parliamentary Staff in Evaluation and Mentoring the Young and Emerging Evaluators (YEEs).

The Africa Gender and Development Evaluators Network (AGDEN) and the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) with funding from the International Organisation for Collaboration in Evaluation (IOCE) and EvalPartners, through the Innovation Challenge 2019, organised a workshop for Parliamentary Staff from the Kenyan Parliament as a follow up to an earlier training session with the Parliamentarians. The workshop ran from 5th to 6th of September 2019. The overall Workshop…

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Added by Awuor Ponge on October 9, 2019 at 21:58 — No Comments

The redWIM LAC network and its contribution to gender transformative evaluation

By: Fabiola Amariles Erazo

(SPANISH VERSION POSTED ON THE SPANISH GROUP OF THIS COMMUNITY-EVALGENERO)

The monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of development projects, programs, and policies with a gender-transforming approach has become an important entry point for measuring and valuing actions that seek equal rights and opportunities for men and women.

At the same time, there is…

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Added by Fabiola Amariles on October 9, 2019 at 17:00 — 6 Comments

Can the world progress on Gender Equality when India and China do not progress at the pace required?

PROGRESS ON SDG 5: INDIA AND CHINA COMPARED

Introduction

The SDG tracker of the UN (https://sdg-tracker.org/gender-equality) provides data (to the extent available), on where different countries are placed on different SDG indicators. This article unravels the progress of China and India -…

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Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on September 20, 2019 at 12:28 — 2 Comments

South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication-(SAAPE) report: Growing Inequality in South Asia

“South Asian governments must take urgent actions to beat growing inequalities in the region”- says SAAPE report: Growing Inequality in South Asia

03 September 2019, Kathmandu "South Asian countries have failed to make the use of economic growth in the region to improve the lives of the poor and marginalized people of the community, mostly women, girls and marginalised communities…

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Added by Shobha Raghuram on September 4, 2019 at 14:22 — No Comments

Most Significant Change and its use in evaluation

What is Most Significant Change and why is it a great method for evaluation of complex programs? In the light of two different cases, this evaluation podcast explains how this method can help you in different ways to gain in-depth understanding.…

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Added by Rhodé de Graaf on September 2, 2019 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

Parliamentarians in Kenya commit to move forward M&E Policy

Two key evaluation actors namely the African Gender and Development Evaluators Network (AGDEN) and the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) won a competitive award from the IOCE and EvalPartners on the Innovation Challenge Project 2019. The title of the project was “Expanding Democratic Spaces for more Inclusive and Equitable Governance: Integrating Gender-Responsiveness and Equity-Focus into Legislation through Evaluation”. The project implementation…

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Added by Awuor Ponge on August 20, 2019 at 7:30 — 7 Comments

Scaling impact by putting people first - New IDRC book!

Get a free & open access version of the book, including a foreword by Robert Chambers here: https://www.idrc.ca/en/book/scaling-impact-innovation-public-good

Time to re-think concepts of scaling and impact?

Expanding "impact" with "innovation" is the…

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Added by Robert McLean on August 12, 2019 at 19:25 — No Comments

Why women’s involvement is so vital to water projects’ success – or failure

Hi there, I am sharing my article about gender issues in water management , here is the link: https://theconversation.com/why-womens-involvement-is-so-vital-to-water-projects-success-or-failure-115011 

When thinking about water management, gender is probably the last thing on many people’s minds. But in fact, the whole process of water management – technology…

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Added by Dalia Saad on August 9, 2019 at 11:30 — 5 Comments

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