BetterEvaluation at the Evaluation Conclave in Kathmandu this week
We're excited to be joining evaluators from across the world, and particularly South Asia, for the Evaluation Conclave this week. The theme of the conference is "Evaluation for development" - and sessions will look at ways that of going from evaluation of development to evaluation that actively contributes to development through its findings and processes.
BetterEvaluation core team members, partners and contributors will be involved in a number of presentations:
Outcome Mapping Workshops
Simon Hearn, ODI and Dr R.S. Goyal, CoE
Tuesday 26th Feb (1.45 - 3.15pm then 3.30 - 5.00pm)
Wednesday 27th Feb (1.45 - 3.15pm then 3.30 - 5.00pm)
Outcome mapping is a methodology for planning, monitoring and evaluating development initiatives in order to bring about sustainable social change.
Visit our Outcome Mapping approach page for information and resources.
Evaluation Capacity Development
Tricia Wind, Tessie Catsambas, Patricia Rogers
Wednesday 27th Feb 11.15-12.45pm
This session will discuss different approaches to ECD, going beyond training people to conduct evaluations to other ways of supporting individuals, organisations and communities to plan, manage, conduct and use evaluations to improve development, including sharing their learnings through the BetterEvaluation website and community.
Participatory Action Evaluation Capacity Development
June Lennie, Jo Tacchi, Bikash Koirala, Will Parks
Wednesday 27th Feb 11.15 - 12.45pm
A toolkit for Equal Access Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation has recently been made available here.
Patricia Rogers, Leena Sushant, Urvashi Wattal, Siddhi Manked
Wednesday 27th Feb 5.00 - 6.00pm ,
This session will look at particular challenges in evaluation - clarifying the purpose of an evaluation, gathering evidence about sensitive issues such as child marriage, and causal inference - using examples of practice from South Asia and internationally. Participants will also be introduced to the options for these tasks currently available on the BetterEvaluation site and to ways of sharing their strategies and examples.
Theory of Change workshop
Friday 1st March 9.00-12.00pm
This session will look particularly at going beyond boxes of inputs, outputs and outcomes to articulate change theories and action theories for development, and how to use these to improve planning, implementation and evaluation.
Visit our program theory page for information including methods, approaches and resources.
View the full Evaluation Conclave 2013 schedule here.
We hope to see you there - which sessions are you attending?
Image credit: Evaluation Conclave