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
Added by Eddah Kanini on January 27, 2020 at 22:15 —
Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on January 23, 2020 at 15:39 —
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 8:22 —
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 22:00 —
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 14:30 —
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
Added by Alena Lappo on December 2, 2019 at 19:20 —
(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.) …
Added by Rituu B Nanda on November 29, 2019 at 14:30 —
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 23, 2019 at 0:54 —
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
Added by Mariana Branco on November 21, 2019 at 21:30 —
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 21:05 —
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 22:00 —
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
Added by Shravanti on October 31, 2019 at 2:30 —
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 23:39 —
Added by Serge Eric Yakeu Djiam on October 29, 2019 at 18:24 —
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.…
Added by Catherine Borgman-Arboleda on October 28, 2019 at 18:41 —
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… Continue
Added by Rituu B Nanda on October 23, 2019 at 15:00 —
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… Continue
Added by Awuor Ponge on October 9, 2019 at 21:58 —
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… Continue
Added by Fabiola Amariles on October 9, 2019 at 17:00 —
PROGRESS ON SDG 5: INDIA AND CHINA COMPARED
The SDG tracker of the UN (https://sdg-tracker.org/gender-equality) provides data (to the extent available), on where different countries are placed on different SDG indicators. This article unravels the progress of China and India -…
Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on September 20, 2019 at 12:28 —
“South Asian governments must take urgent actions to beat growing inequalities in the region”- says SAAPE report: Growing Inequality in South Asia
03 September 2019, Kathmandu "South Asian countries have failed to make the use of economic growth in the region to improve the lives of the poor and marginalized people of the community, mostly women, girls and marginalised communities… Continue
Added by Shobha Raghuram on September 4, 2019 at 14:22 —