Please see my LinkedIn post for a 30 minute presentation on evaluation and value for money, featuring the MUVA female economic empowerment program and an approach to VFM assessment that combines strengths of evaluative reasoning and economics.
Yesterday I was scheduled to give a guest lecture at Auckland Uni, but all teaching has gone online for the moment. So I pre-recorded the lecture on Zoom. There’s a first time for everything! Here’s a…Continue
GlobalWA & SIF co-hosted virtual event on Proven strategies for stopping gender-based violence March 18 via Zoom. Here are the resources mentioned on the call for your reference:
CARE’s Gender in Practice Primer: https://www.care.org/our-impact/gender-in-practice
GBV Promising Practices on Gender in Practice Primer (under Priority…Continue
Inspired by Barbara Klugman's extremely helpful blog on her virtual theory of change workshop, I would like to contribute a few lines on my recent experience with visualising across different remote sites.
Our workshop was not about building a theory of change from scratch, but about enriching and validating the theory of change my evaluation team had reconstructed. The workshop was not totally "virtual" either: We held it in a meeting room of the organisation that had commissioned…Continue
Last year in Paris, Marc Tevini* and Kenza Bennani** and a chance to interview Donna Mertens about the transformative approach in evaluation, how to face the climate change issue, the dead angles in evaluation and the role of emerging evaluators.…Continue
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.…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Samuel KOUAKOU on March 20, 2020 at 18:24 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Samuel KOUAKOU on March 20, 2020 at 18:18 — No Comments
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:…Continue
Even if a country has progressive legislation, policies and plans,…Continue
Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on January 23, 2020 at 13:09 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by SONAL ZAVERI on December 26, 2019 at 5:52 — No Comments
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!
When and to what extent can activist organisation reports be considered as evaluations?
Added by Marc Tevini on December 12, 2019 at 19:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Anand Shukla on December 11, 2019 at 12:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
(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.) …Continue
Added by Rituu B Nanda on November 29, 2019 at 12:00 — No Comments
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.
Added by Natalie De Sole on November 22, 2019 at 22:24 — No Comments
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…Continue
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.
Added by Maritza Concha on November 21, 2019 at 18:35 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Natalie De Sole on November 20, 2019 at 19:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
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…
Added by Sarah Farina on October 30, 2019 at 21:09 — No Comments