October 2019 Blog Posts (7)

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 2:31 — No Comments

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 23:39 — 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 18:41 — 2 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 15:00 — 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 21:58 — No Comments

The redWIM LAC network and its contribution to gender transformative evaluation

By: Fabiola Amariles Erazo

(SPANISH VERSION POSTED ON THE SPANISH GROUP OF THIS COMMUNITY-EVALGENERO)

The monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of development projects, programs, and policies with a gender-transforming approach has become an important entry point for measuring and valuing actions that seek equal rights and opportunities for men and women.

At the same time, there is…

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Added by Fabiola Amariles on October 9, 2019 at 17:00 — 6 Comments

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