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Issue # 2 of TRANSFORM: magazine on gender-responsive evaluation

Issue # 2 of TRANSFORM, the first magazine exclusively dedicated to gender-responsive evaluation, is now available!

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on July 12, 2015 at 17:02 — 2 Comments

44 events all over the world to celebrate 2015 International Year of Evaluation

Dear colleagues,

 We are glad to inform you that so far 44 events have been planned all over the world to celebrate 2015 International Year of Evaluation passing over the Evaluation Torch (pls click here to see the full list). Events are being organized by Governments, Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs), Civil Society…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on May 11, 2015 at 7:47 — No Comments

EvalYear event in Netherlands: M&E for responsible innovation

The message and photos are courtesy Cecile Kusters

On 19 and 20 March 2015 the International Conference "Monitoring and Evaluation for Responsible Innovation" took place in Wageningen, organised by the Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen University and Research centre in collaboration with Learning by Design. This conference…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on March 26, 2015 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

AJE Article on the history of EvalPartners

This is from Tessie Tzavaras Catsambas 

Dear Evaluation Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the publication of an Exemplar article I authored on the early years of EvalPartners. It is a real story based on interviews with a few people, that aims to convey how each of us, as individuals, working within our different contexts,…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on March 24, 2015 at 21:06 — No Comments

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.…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on January 24, 2015 at 1:00 — 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…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on January 22, 2015 at 20:23 — 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 on…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on January 21, 2015 at 21:00 — 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…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on January 19, 2015 at 20:30 — 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…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on January 18, 2015 at 20:00 — 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, …

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on January 14, 2015 at 22:06 — 4 Comments

Members presenting at AEA conference

Following members shared about their sessions- Tessie Catsambas, Sharon Brisolara, Patricia Rogers and Rakesh Mohan

 1. Feminist issues in Evaluation Topical Interest Group

Wed, Oct 15, 2014 (06:15 PM - 07:00 PM)



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Added by Rituu B Nanda on October 13, 2014 at 22:30 — 1 Comment

Who is attending AEA conference?

I am listing the names and photos of members who will be at AEA. Please leave your names in the reply below. Please add your profile photos so that others can recognise you. You can correspond with other members through send a message option.

Tessie Catsambas

Sharon Brisolara, United States…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on October 13, 2014 at 19:00 — 8 Comments

Marco Segone: Preparing for 2015 International Year of Evaluation

Message from Marco Segone 

Dear colleagues,

 2015, the International year of Evaluation (EvalYear), is approaching quickly. We have the pleasure to share with you (Attachment) a proposed strategy to make 2015 EvalYear a success by levering the existing EvalPartners movement.

We invite you to lead an EvalYear 2015 process in your…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on October 13, 2014 at 16:00 — 3 Comments

EvalPartners offer e-courses on Evaluation from 29th Sep 2014-19th Jan 2015

This message comes courtesy Marco Segone (UN WOMEN Evaluation Office and EvalPartners Co-Chair)

UNWomen, Claremont Graduate University and IOCE, under the EvalPartners initiative, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation and in partnership with ReLAC, IPEN and EvalMena, are pleased to announce the opening of the registration for the third 2014 cohort of the…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on September 28, 2014 at 10:00 — 2 Comments

Knowledge Management for Development Journal: ABSTRACT on 'Facilitation for development'

Dear all,

We are very pleased to inform you that you can submit abstracts to the May 2015 issue of the Knowledge Management for Development Journal, which will focus on: 

Facilitation for development. Concepts, practices and approaches to share, learn and improve outcomes for societal development, based in the experience of knowledge management for development practitioners.

See attached call for papers for more details, or either of the…
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Added by Rituu B Nanda on July 11, 2014 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Toolkit for Gender Sensitive Participatory Evaluation Part II (Power Walk)

We at the Institute of Social Studies Trust invited Ranjani Murthy, feminist researcher and evaluator, to our workshop to share the participatory evaluation tools that she uses when she conducts evaluations. While many of these tools are used in participatory research and evaluations, our interest was to understand how these tools maybe used for gender sensitive and feminist evaluations. We are pleased to share with you the edited videos of the training Ranjani conducted with us. We…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on June 12, 2014 at 11:44 — 9 Comments

Free EvalPartners e-learning on development evaluation

Please see the details of this online course. We can reflect together on our learnings. We have a community in India consisting of feminist evaluators, implementers and donors. I will be happy to connect you with them, most of them are members of this community. Thanks to Marco for sharing!

UNWomen, Claremont Graduate University and IOCE, under the EvalPartners initiative, with support from The Rockefeller…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on May 21, 2014 at 18:26 — 3 Comments

Do we 'ever' learn?

I was fortunate to attend a session by Chris Collison, Knowledge Management specialist on learning.  He was one of the speakers at Africa Evaluation Association Conference  held recently in Yaounde, Cameroon. Here are some of the points Chris shared:

Individual learning happens naturally. When we move from individual learning to group of people learning collectively there is a big leak. Learning does not spread naturally from person to person. Moreover, learning decays over time when…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on March 25, 2014 at 23:44 — 11 Comments

7th African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) Conference webcast

This information is courtesy John Lavelle. Thank you John!

For the 7th African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) Conference, the Claremont Evaluation Center is proud to partner with AfrEA and the Rockefeller Foundation to bring you live webcasts of selected workshops and sessions from the conference free of charge! Even if you are not able to attend the conference in-person, you can still have access to the cutting-edge topics being discussed at AfrEA, and you will be…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on March 1, 2014 at 10:54 — 1 Comment

How can we make Gender & Evaluation community more useful for you?

Dear Members,

Warm greetings!

We set up Gender and Evaluation international online space last year on 16th January 2014, yes its our first birthday. This community was set up…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on January 16, 2014 at 13:00 — 8 Comments

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