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7th EvalMENA Conference - Key Messages

The

Moroccan Evaluation Association (AME) and the Arab Network for Evaluation (EvalMENA)

hosted the 7th Arab Evaluation Conference in Rabat from 27 to 30 November 2018.

The conference was attended by more than 200 participants from different sectors and sectors,

representing the various national evaluation societies, parliamentarians, government officials and

other partners, namely the United Nations Programs and other Development Partners in the region.…

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Added by Kassem El Saddik on December 22, 2018 at 23:00 — No Comments

An interesting evaluation approach

Yesterday (13/12/18) I met David Fetterman, one of the most important theorists in programme evaluation area. He came to Claremont, at the invitation of the Claremont Evaluation Center, as one of the speakers of the CEC Speaker Series, short events generally performed at lunch time. It is always exciting to find reference authors of your literature. This is a common practice for authors of this area. The usual is to imagine someone with distant behavior and willing only to talk about…

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Added by Marcia Paterno Joppert on December 16, 2018 at 6:30 — 2 Comments

Lancement Projet P2P SENEVAL (Sénégal)

LANCEMENT DU PROJET P2P

 Dans le cadre de son programme de petites subventions, l’OICE, à travers EvalPartners a octroyé une subvention aux vopes des régions d’Afrique pour dérouler un projet intitulé « Améliorer l'évaluation rigoureuse et constituer une base de données probante sur des interventions et des approches efficaces dans les secteurs de la Démocratie, des Droits de l’Homme et de la Gouvernanceen Côte-d’Ivoire, au Sénégaletau…

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Added by Dieynaba DIA NDIAYE on December 10, 2018 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

Tackling Gender Inequality Through Health Equity

Still today, in almost all societies around the world, women are less well-off than men. Women are still paid less than men; they are less represented in business, politics and decision-making. Their life chances remain overwhelmingly less promising than those of men.

This inequality hurts us all. The world would be 20% better off if women were paid the same as men. Delaying early marriage in the developing world by just a few years would add more than $500 billion to annual global…

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Added by Pradeep Kumar Panda on November 14, 2018 at 11:11 — No Comments

Can we do Value for Money differently in the International Development Sector?

Hi all

I recently had the opportunity to share some thoughts about Value for Money in the international development sector at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), in Brighton, UK. I just wanted to share some of the highlights as well as the video of the event in case you're interested.

Blog: …

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Added by Francesca D'Emidio on November 12, 2018 at 22:00 — No Comments

Gender evaluative culture, participation, and South-South exchange: Learning topics in EvalGender+ / EvalYouth Alliance

By: Fabiola Amariles, Rituu B Nanda, Gerardo Sánchez, Claudia Olavarría

During the 13th biannual Conference of the European Evaluation Society in Thessaloniki, Greece, (EES2018), members of the EvalPartners´ sponsored initiatives EvalGender+ and…

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Added by Fabiola Amariles on November 9, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

Webinar recording: Evaluative thinking

Hi all,

I was recently involved in hosting (and contributing to) a webinar on "evaluative thinking" for the organizational learning and evaluation capacity building topical interest group of the American Evaluation Association. Since the material covered may be of interest to this group, I'm sharing the link to the recording herehttps://youtu.be/fgAlk1SC2LI…

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Added by Tom Archibald on October 24, 2018 at 2:00 — 2 Comments

Assuming Sustainability + the SDG criteria

Folks, following on from Rituu's blog about the EES conference, here's mine on sustainability and the SDGs, not gender per se but maybe interesting. Waving!

Assuming Sustainability and Impact is Dangerous to Development (+ OECD/ DAC evaluation criteria)

We all do it; well, I used to do it too. I used to assume that if I helped my field staff and partners target and design funded projects well enough, and try to…

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Added by Jindra Cekan, PhD on October 20, 2018 at 16:30 — No Comments

Learnings & some nice things from European Evaluation Society conference 2018

I presented at EES conference but more importantly learned from brilliant professionals from around the world.

Nicest thing was the informal meet ups between members of Gender and Evaluation community. see pictures https://gendereval.ning.com/forum/topics/european-evaluation-society-conference-informal-meet-ups ;…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on October 9, 2018 at 13:30 — 3 Comments

SDG Target 5a: Challenges to achieving gender equality on access, ownership, and control over land!

There are two indicators to measure progress towards SDG 5 target 5a Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to, ownership and control over land… “, namely:

  • Indicator 5.a.1:(a) Proportion of total agricultural population with ownership or secure rights over agricultural land, by sex; and (b) share of women among owners or rights bearers of…
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Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on October 6, 2018 at 13:27 — 3 Comments

Looking at Universal Health Coverage/Publicly funded health insurance scheme with a gender lens

Hi all

Sharing a recently published paper based on a literature review of studies on Publicly Funded Health Insurance Schemes in India with a gender lens (part of my PhD thesis). 

Would appreciate if anyone can share insights/experiences on how to engender measures such as 'catastrophic health expenditures' and 'impoverishments' widely used by health economists in a gender neutral way.…

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Added by Rajalakshmi RamPrakash on October 4, 2018 at 13:58 — 1 Comment

Making the transition from evaluations to knowledge on gender-transformation

In-spite of several decades of development, the progress has been limited in reducing gender based violence, gender gap in economy, and gender gap in political participation globally. Yet a lot of development programmes and projects focus on these issues, and several evaluations have been carried on 'gender integrated' and 'gender specific projects". 

A key question is "Are evaluations creating to knowledge building on what works and what does not work with regard to reducing gender…

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Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on September 24, 2018 at 16:00 — 2 Comments

Let’s bring Evaluation & equity lens in VNRs

(I had the opportunity to attend a session Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) during recently held #EvalColombo2018. Florence Etta facilitated the panel comprising of Oscar A. Garcia, Soma De Silva, and Stefano D’Errico)

I did not know much about the VNRs. After the session I decided to read about the VNRs. Here is what I have read including what I learned from the panelists. Thanks a lot to all the four in the panel and those who responded during Q&A from whom I…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on September 21, 2018 at 12:30 — 2 Comments

Atelier de formation sur l'évaluation sensible au genre et à l’équité de Seneval

Dans le cadre de sa mission de promotion de la culture et de la pratique de l’évaluation au niveau national et international, l’Association Sénégalaise d’Evaluation (SenEval), à travers son Groupe Thématique Evaluation Genre Egalité et Equité (GTEGEE), et en partenariat avec l’UNIICEF, a organisé un atelier de formation à l’intention des responsables des cellules genre des…

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Added by Dieynaba DIA NDIAYE on August 16, 2018 at 20:30 — No Comments

Journées Béninoises de l'Evaluation

La cinquième édition des Journées Béninoises de l’Evaluation (JBE) s’est déroulée du 06 au 08 août 2018, au Bénin Marina Hôtel de Cotonou, sous le haut patronage du Ministre d'État, Secrétaire Général de la Présidence de la République du Bénin, Monsieur Pascal Irénée KOUPAKI.

Cette rencontre à portée internationale s'inscrit désormais dans une tradition car depuis 2010, les Journées Béninoises de l’Evaluation se tiennent…

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Added by Elias Segla on August 16, 2018 at 18:03 — 2 Comments

Journées Béninoises d'Évaluations

Salut les collègues, je partage avec vous le communiqué final des Journées Béninoises d'évaluation.

La cinquième édition des Journées Béninoises de l’Evaluation (JBE) s’est déroulée du 06 au 08 août 2018, au Bénin Marina Hôtel de Cotonou, sous le haut patronage du Ministre d'État, Secrétaire Général de la Présidence de la République du Bénin, Monsieur Pascal…

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Added by LOYE Alexis Salvador on August 14, 2018 at 5:59 — 5 Comments

Prix Excellence « Evaluation d’Or » : Kamara Joël Habib avec son projet d’indicateur d’évaluation de stabilité financière, lauréat de la 4ème édition

Le premier prix de la quatrième édition du Prix d’Excellence « Evaluation d’Or » a été remporté par M. Kamara Joël Habib, ivoirien résident au Sénégal, qui a conçu un indicateur d’évaluation important pour la stabilité financière. 



Les lauréats de ce Prix d’Excellence « Evaluation d’Or 2018 » ont été présentés au cours de la cérémonie officielle de remise de prix qui s’est déroulée dans l’après midi du jeudi 02 août 2018, à l’Hôtel Tiama d’Abidjan, sous le…

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Added by Samuel KOUAKOU on August 9, 2018 at 18:22 — 1 Comment

Gender, Evaluation, Ratings and Raters

Sometimes, while evaluation progress towards gender equality and women's empowerment (GEWE), I am asked to give a rating on a scale of 1 to 5 or 1 to 6 on criteria used by the commissioning organisation.  Normally, sub-criterias are listed for women's access to and ownership of resources, reduction in violence against women, increase in decision making of women etc. Sounds simple?

On the surface yes, but there are three challenges

Challenge of Interpretation:…

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Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on July 25, 2018 at 14:13 — No Comments

Closing the Learning Loop – How to extend the ownership of evaluation findings to project beneficiaries?

The monitoring and evaluation field of development and humanitarian aid has seen advancements from traditional ways to new methods, such as using drones for collecting data. However, we have not yet answered the key questions: who is really benefiting from the learning results and who is accountable?

I have seen many evaluation wrap-up…

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Added by Hur Hassnain on July 22, 2018 at 22:52 — 2 Comments

Seven Tips to better evaluations in fragility, conflict and violence

The World Bank estimates that by 2030, the share of global poor living in contexts of Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCV) is projected to reach 46%. According to the OECD, ‘fragile states’ are most at risk of not achieving…

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Added by Hur Hassnain on July 17, 2018 at 4:59 — 4 Comments

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