July 2014 Blog Posts (10)

Shaking evaluation conferences with un-conference events.

Dear all,

How do you feel about exploring new ways to shape evaluation conferences? Have you ever attended an Un-conference event?

I have put together some ideas on this topic on the post Shaking evaluation conferences with un-conference events at the EES Blog.

The issue is that, in my opinion, evaluation conferences are a…


Added by Ramon Crespo Forte on July 31, 2014 at 23:30 — 9 Comments

Wish I had done this 11 years ago

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…


Added by Rakesh Mohan on July 29, 2014 at 7:30 — 3 Comments

IDEAS Annual General Meeting, July 2014

The 2014 Annual General Meeting of IDEAS was held on 3rd July, at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.  There were 57 participants at the meeting, and the session was videotaped, so that those of us who could not be there nevertheless have an opportunity to follow the proceedings.  For those who wish to view the video on  any web browser or dedicated player



Added by Awuor Ponge on July 22, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

Embracing Data Visualization in Evaluation: A Management Perspective

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…


Added by Rakesh Mohan on July 20, 2014 at 8:30 — 2 Comments

Women's Rights Campaigning: Info-Activism Toolkit

We at Tactical Technology Collective have just launched the 'Women's Rights Campaigning: Info-Activism Toolkit.'  It is a new guide for women's rights activists, advocates, NGOs and community based organisations who want to use technology tools and practices in their campaigning:


In the context of Gender and Evaluation, perhaps some more…


Added by Lisa G on July 14, 2014 at 13:49 — 1 Comment

OECD/DAC Newsletter + Question on ECD challenges for our community

Dear Colleagues,

I hope this note finds you well. Attached is the most recent issue of the OECD/DAC Network on Development Evaluation Newsletter dedicated to Evaluation Capacity Development (ECD) and put together by David Rider Smith and his team at DFID. In order to access the document, please click on…

Added by Michele Tarsilla on July 13, 2014 at 1:30 — 1 Comment

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

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…


Added by Rakesh Mohan on July 12, 2014 at 7:30 — 5 Comments

Knowledge Management for Development Journal: ABSTRACT on 'Facilitation for development'

Dear all,

We are very pleased to inform you that you can submit abstracts to the May 2015 issue of the Knowledge Management for Development Journal, which will focus on: 

Facilitation for development. Concepts, practices and approaches to share, learn and improve outcomes for societal development, based in the experience of knowledge management for development practitioners.

See attached call for papers for more details, or either of the…

Added by Rituu B Nanda on July 11, 2014 at 14:00 — 1 Comment


We at the Institute of Social Studies Trust invited Ranjani Murthy, feminist researcher and evaluator, to our workshop to share the participatory evaluation tools that she uses when she conducts evaluations. While many of these tools are used in participatory research and evaluations, our interest in these tools was to understand how these tools maybe used for gender sensitive and feminist evaluations. We are pleased to share with you the edited videos of the training, Ranjani conducted with…


Added by Rajib Nandi on July 3, 2014 at 12:00 — 5 Comments

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