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Personal invitation to the Evaluation Conclave Nov 2015

The Community of Evaluators – South Asia (CoE-SA) is organizing its 3rd Evaluation Conclave to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 23 to 27 November, 2015 (both days inclusive).Conclave 2015 is a special event being co-organized with EvalPartners and the Parliamentarians' Forum during the Global Evaluation Week, as a culmination of, and celebrating the International Year of Evaluation (EvalYear). Ms Jyotsna Puri, board member of CoE,  and Chelladurai Solomon, Treasurer, CoE, personally invite…


Added by Rituu B Nanda on October 5, 2015 at 6:01 — 1 Comment

How to avoid getting just positive stories through Photo voice tool?

How to avoid getting just positive stories through Photo voice tool? This was a query at a session on tool photo voice session at Australasian Evaluation Community Conference which attended today on 8th Sep 2015

We learned on application and utility of photovoice for evaluation of a program for differently abled people. Natalie Seed the presenter noted, “The participants found it a very empowering process as they have also been told about their limitations due to…


Added by Rituu B Nanda on September 8, 2015 at 6:00 — 4 Comments

Who will be attending the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) evaluation conference 2015?

Dear All,

I am trying to collect the names of those from Gender and Evaluation community who will be attending the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) evaluation conference 2015 scheduled in Melbourne early September. The aim is that those participating can connect face to face.

Please share in comments section below if you are attending and in case you are presenting please do share the session that others can attend.

Also happy to share that for the first time I will…


Added by Rituu B Nanda on August 23, 2015 at 16:57 — 3 Comments

Don’t label us!

Venue: Community Development Journal conference Edinburgh,

Time: late afternoon,– 2nd July 2015

 I was attending the session on Raising Refugee Women’s Voices facilitated by Fiona Ballantyne in which shared how her organization has tackled key issues around asylum and international protection, and the extent to which ‘institutions’ have responded to the insights and aspirations of refugee and asylum seeking women.

Two women both from Africa shared their…


Added by Rituu B Nanda on July 29, 2015 at 10:00 — 10 Comments

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!



Added by Rituu B Nanda on July 12, 2015 at 14:32 — 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…


Added by Rituu B Nanda on May 11, 2015 at 5:17 — 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…


Added by Rituu B Nanda on March 26, 2015 at 10:30 — 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,…


Added by Rituu B Nanda on March 24, 2015 at 18:36 — 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.…


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

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)

     Feminist Issues in Evaluation…


Added by Rituu B Nanda on October 13, 2014 at 20:00 — 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…


Added by Rituu B Nanda on October 13, 2014 at 16:30 — 7 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…


Added by Rituu B Nanda on October 13, 2014 at 13:30 — 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…


Added by Rituu B Nanda on September 28, 2014 at 7:30 — 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…

Added by Rituu B Nanda on July 11, 2014 at 14:00 — 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…


Added by Rituu B Nanda on June 12, 2014 at 9:14 — 9 Comments

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