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"Everyone fails, and repeatedly"

Kylie Hutchinson on the importance of learning from evaluation mistakes and paying attention to red flags.



Kylie is the 2020 recipient of the Canadian Evaluation Society's Award for Contribution to Evaluation in Canada and has spent the past thirty years working in the not-for-profit sector as a consultant, trainer, program manager, board member, and volunteer.



She notes that challenges are often experienced when evaluators…

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Added by James Pann on July 4, 2020 at 23:30 — No Comments

Evaluation Community of India newsletter April-June'20

I am pleased to share the Evaluation Community of India's newsletter for the quarter April to June'20

The attachment is below the picture…

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Added by Banda Rao on July 1, 2020 at 9:30 — No Comments

Guidelines for Ethical Considerations in Social Research and Evaluation

Please to share an e-guide on ethical considerations for social research and evaluation

Guidelines-for-Ethical-Considerations-in-Social-Research-Evaluation-In-India_2020.pdf…

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Added by Alok Srivastava on June 26, 2020 at 21:30 — 1 Comment

UNICEF 3D Cartoon (in 4 languages) on How to Better Engage Children in Evaluation

Dear Colleagues, I hope all is well.

To mark the International Day of the African Child (June 16),  the UNICEF Regional Office for West and Central Africa released a 3D Cartoon in 4 languages on How to better engage Children in ‪#Evaluation…

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Added by Michele Tarsilla on June 25, 2020 at 15:23 — No Comments

Using the idea of Most significant Change for a conference evaluation

I am posting this blog on behalf of Dr Archna Kumar.

Evaluation Community of India organised Evalfest in Feb'20. We had a session on Innovation Bazaar. 

There was one group which shared  experiences from numerous research studies conducted in different regions of India, by Professors, and Doctoral and advanced Master’s scholars of Department of Development Communication and Extension, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi. These were the presenters

  • Archna Kumar,…
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Added by Rituu B Nanda on June 20, 2020 at 17:19 — No Comments

UN Women Rapid Assessment Tool to Evaluation Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment Results in Humanitarian Context

I am very happy to share with you the UN Women Rapid Assessment Tool to Evaluation Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Results in Humanitarian Context  now available on UN Women’s website.   

This is a rapid tool that can help M&E officers assess in a quick way the degree of…

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Added by Florencia Tateossian on June 19, 2020 at 21:00 — No Comments

Evaluation in Conflict & Fragility - What works, what doesn’t & what do we need more of?

By Rania Fazah

During one of my interviews (meetings) with a woman volunteer in Nigeria active in deradicalization programs, a woman mid-40s wearing the traditional outfit, covering herself from head to toe with a colorful pattern! My assumption when I met her, this is a happy woman! (in conflict contexts don’t assume peace fighters are happy). I asked her what was her motivation to join the program to deradicalize youth? Why she chose to get involved with the “BOKO…

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Added by Rania Fazah on June 16, 2020 at 13:58 — No Comments

Evidence on gender equity and inclusion towards women’s empowerment: A reflection on lessons and challenges

Evaluation community of India with CareIndia iorganised a Webinar entitled "Evidence on gender equity and inclusion towards women's empowerment: A reflection on lessons and challenges" under the glocal evalweek 2020 on 4th June 2020 at 5.30 PM (IST). (see more on glocal evalweek: https://www.glocalevalweek.org/)

Gender…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on June 11, 2020 at 6:00 — No Comments

Gender? Need to look at on a masculinity Vs Feminity quantinum

It is always a complex issue for me to look at gender in isolation of masculinity and femininity. This is a neglected aspect of most of the evaluations done on gender, which I think is a key dimension and in isolation of the masculinity-feminity analysis, gender evaluations tend to lose their validity.  

Added by Bandarage Sarath Buddhadasa on June 5, 2020 at 21:30 — No Comments

Evaluating pre-COVID 19 programmes in post COVID times: Why development paradigms matter

Recently I was asked whether I would evaluation a programme in multiple states of India which was framed in pre COVID 19 times.  The criteria suggested was the DAC criteria - relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and others (includes gender equality, sustainability, innovation).

To me it seemed important to add another criterion- resilience.  How far had the programme strengthened resilience to such medical disasters and its consequences for migrants and informal sector?  To me…

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Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on May 25, 2020 at 14:27 — No Comments

Women, the invisible workforce...time for recognition

Covid 19 pandemic lockdown has brought to fore the invisible workforce-the women of the household, and their contribution in the country’s economy. If not directly but definitely indirectly, by taking care of homes of their men family members, whom generally every country count as their main workforce. Thus neglecting the role played by a woman in the country’s growth and development, as a…

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Added by Alok Srivastava on May 7, 2020 at 22:00 — No Comments

Gender and equity sensitive assessments

Do gender and equity sensitive assessments

Added by EZIN Sourou Robert on May 4, 2020 at 21:41 — No Comments

ElevateEvaluate Students' Podcast

Good morning colleagues,

I hope this email finds you doing well. I am very excited to introduce a new project with my undergraduate students. The ElevateEvaluate Podcast, which is now available to stream.

This podcast, by students and for students, aims to exchange knowledge about program evaluation and introduce new evaluators to the field. Specifically, we will explore key concepts of program evaluation using real-life scenarios, as well as reflect on teaching…

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Added by Maritza Concha on April 21, 2020 at 18:49 — No Comments

What is your biggest concern for evaluations during COVID-19?

I hosted a Zoom call on Thursday, April 9th, 2020 to discuss evaluation in international development during COVID-19.

I asked people when registering for the call (about 75 people) to identify their biggest concern for evaluations at this time. Then I grouped these by theme. Below is this list. 

What are your biggest concerns?

What is your biggest concern for evaluations during COVID-19?

Comments from Registrants on Discussion on…

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Added by Elizabeth Dyke on April 17, 2020 at 19:55 — No Comments

Evaluation and value for money

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…

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Added by Julian King on March 31, 2020 at 12:30 — 2 Comments

Recorded webinar: Proven Strategies for Stopping GBV

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…

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Added by Amie Bishop on March 30, 2020 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

Theory of Change Workshop Online - pre-COVID-19

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…

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Added by Michaela Raab on March 26, 2020 at 16:34 — 6 Comments

What matters in our work as evaluators ? Interview of Donna Mertens

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.…

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Added by Marc Tevini on March 25, 2020 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

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