Rituu B Nanda's Blog – January 2015 Archive (6)

EvalWeek gave an impetus to Evaluation in India

On final day of the Evalweek, about 25 people came together to reflect on the learning through the Eval week in India. Sindhushree Khullar CEO of the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog chaired the closing event of Evalweek part of EvalYear celebrations in India.…


Added by Rituu B Nanda on January 23, 2015 at 22:30 — 2 Comments

Participatory Evaluation: Who evaluates whom? Why? How?

I am passionate about participatory practices. I was excited when my office Institute of Social Studies Trust with Restless Development and CMS organised a half day session on Participatory Evaluation. This was part of EvalYear celebrations. About 25 participants attended the session and deliberated on different issues around Participatory Evaluation. Mallika Samaranayake and Rajib Nandi took the lead in…


Added by Rituu B Nanda on January 22, 2015 at 17:53 — 4 Comments

A few takeaways on day 3 of Eval week & photo of the day

Photo of the day- I was able to catch on camera- Marco Segone, A K Shiva Kumar and Yamini Atmavilas in front of the Gender and Evaluation community poster:-)

Key learnings

Dr Rajib Nandi’s presentation…


Added by Rituu B Nanda on January 21, 2015 at 18:30 — 4 Comments

Be the advocates of evaluation!

(The quote is borrowed from Marco's address)

Key learnings

I got to learn from diverse group of participants – from the government, academia, NGOs, UN, researchers and evaluators:

 Marco’s presentation on gender and equity focused evaluation. He began his presentation  with power walk exercise. Provoked us to think how development can…


Added by Rituu B Nanda on January 19, 2015 at 18:00 — 4 Comments

A peek into celebration of EvalYear 2015 in India

2015 has been declared as the International Year of Evaluation (EvalYear). National Institute of Labour Economics Research and Development (Formerly IAMR) and Programme Evaluation Organisation, NITI Aayog, Government of India are organising a five day EvalWeek to celebrate EvalYear 2015. A group of partners are supporting NILERD in organisation of this event.

Topics of focus- 
One of the topic that need…


Added by Rituu B Nanda on January 18, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

Summary: discussion on challenges to integrating gender into evaluation

Query: Challenges to integrate gender equality into evaluation (Cross posting of Gender and Evaluation community with National Evaluation Capacities NEC community, UNDP)

Query poser: Paola De Orte

List of respondents: Jolanda, Minal Mehta, Paola De Orte shared Rakotonandrasana’s response, …


Added by Rituu B Nanda on January 14, 2015 at 19:36 — 4 Comments

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