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Coping with Covid-19: Theory of Change workshop online

Coping with Covid-19: Theory of Change workshop online

 As we all struggle to come to terms with the personal, community, work and politico-economic / cultural implications of COVID-19, I’d like to share a few lessons drawn by me and colleagues from WIEGO’s Urban Policies Programme (UPP), after we ran a theory of change workshop online on Monday and Tuesday (16-17 March 2020). WIEGO is a global organisation – Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing.…

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Added by Barbara Klugman on March 23, 2020 at 19:18 — 9 Comments

Année internationale de l’évaluation, 5 ans après : Cas de la Côte d’Ivoire

Dans le cadre du lancement de la 6ème édition du Prix d’Excellence « Evaluation d’Or », organisé par l’Initiative Ivoirienne pour l’Evaluation (2IEval) en collaboration avec la Cellule d’Analyse de Politiques Economiques du CIRES (CAPEC), une conférence a été prononcée, le samedi 29 février 2020, au Centre Ivoirien de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (CIRES), par Samuel KOUAKOU, Vice-Président de l’Association Africaine d’Evaluation (AfrEA), Président de l’Initiative Ivoirienne pour…

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Added by Samuel KOUAKOU on March 20, 2020 at 18:24 — No Comments

International Year of Evaluation, 5 years later (EvalYear+5) : Case of Côte d'Ivoire

As part of the launch of the 6th edition of the Excellence Award "Gold Evaluation", organized by the Ivorian Initiative for Evaluation (2IEval) in collaboration with the Economic Policy Analysis Unit of CIRES (CAPEC), a conference was delivered on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at the Ivorian Center for Economic and Social Research (CIRES), by Samuel KOUAKOU, Vice-President of the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA), President of the Ivorian Initiative for Evaluation (2IEval), and General…

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Added by Samuel KOUAKOU on March 20, 2020 at 18:18 — No Comments

How Kenya is taking giant steps to strengthen evidence use

In February 2019, Evaluation actors in Kenya from the African Gender and Evaluation Network (AGDEN) and International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS), won a competitive award for innovation challenge by the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) and EvalPartners to work in the area of localizing Democracy, Rights and Governance Evaluation Practices.  The project was titled ‘Expanding Democratic Spaces for more Inclusive and Equitable Governance:…

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Added by Eddah Kanini on January 27, 2020 at 19:45 — 2 Comments

My article in World Development Symposium

Dear friends,

World Development, the leading academic journal of development studies has published an Inaugural Symposium on RCTs in Development and Poverty Alleviation

under the leadership of its editor Arun Agarwal, to recognize the work and contributions of the joint winners of the 2019 Nobel prize for Economics - Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer.

 

Interestingly, the Symposium wanted to capture diverse voices either in support…

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Added by SONAL ZAVERI on December 26, 2019 at 5:52 — No Comments

Are activist organisations the new evaluation agencies?

Dear Gender and Evaluation members,

I am glad to share with you the abstract below, to engage the discussion with you about evaluations made by activist organisations, and eventually feminist organisations. The full article is so far only available in French. If you want to have a look, please contact me. Looking forward to read your reactions! 

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When and to what extent can activist organisation reports be considered as evaluations?

Have…

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Added by Marc Tevini on December 12, 2019 at 19:30 — No Comments

Workshop on Building Alliances for Gender Transformative Evaluations in India

For a long time, I have been thinking about joining some courses or workshops on Outcome Harvesting, as implementing one to three-year projects it becomes difficult to write about the impact and people tend to hover around activities while reporting. Thus when I came to know about the workshop in New Delhi focused on the Outcome Harvesting by the ISST, I applied quickly and got selected too. When I reached the venue I met one of the CSO heads from Bihar. I…

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Added by Anand Shukla on December 11, 2019 at 12:00 — No Comments

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 16:50 — 4 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 29, 2019 at 12:00 — 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 22, 2019 at 22:24 — 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 19:00 — 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 18:35 — 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 19:30 — 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 0:00 — 1 Comment

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 21:09 — 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 16:11 — 4 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 12:30 — 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 19:28 — No Comments

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