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…Continue
Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on May 25, 2020 at 14:27 — No Comments
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…Continue
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Added by Sipra Devi on April 24, 2020 at 19:17 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Maritza Concha on April 21, 2020 at 18:49 — No Comments
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Dear Colleagues and Friends! We hope you all are doing well and staying at home. In view of the current pandemic, there are countries under lockdown. All of us are facing challenges because of the lockdown although the degree of challenge varies. At times, such challenges manifest in mental stress, again the degree varies. To understand and explore the…Continue
Added by Prabhu Ponnusamy on April 21, 2020 at 8:53 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Dyke on April 17, 2020 at 19:55 — No Comments
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