52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 22: The latest resources and events suggested by users

Nick Herft's picture 6th June 2013 by Nick Herft

While we work on the remaining blog posts on the recent AEA Coffee Break webinars, this week we're highlighting content and events recently suggested to us by users.

Huge thanks to all of our users who have been pointing out great resources and useful events, keep them coming! Here are the most recent suggestions:




Participatory, Monitoring & Evaluation Course

IIRR has designed the Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation course (PME) to address the concerns of development practitioners. The current trends of reduced global resources and increased demand for good governance and accountability call for increased efficiency, effectiveness, relevance and sustainability of development efforts. IIRR has over 80 years of development experience in Asia and Africa, with participatory monitoring and evaluation as one of the pillars of its development programs.

There is an intermediate and advanced course for this event.

Intermediate Course - click for more details

  • Uganda: 3 - 7 June 2013
  • Juba, South Sudan: 4 - 8 November 2013

Advanced Course - click for more details

  • Mozambique: 12 - 16 August 2013

Annual Canadian Evaluation Society 2013 Conference

This year’s theme will examine the dynamic, ecological relationships between and across those evaluating and those evaluated and explore the spaces and the boundaries of evaluation through
four conference strands: discover, engage, outreach, and network.

  • Toronto, Ontario: 9 - 12 June 2013

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Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation - Most Significant Change Technique (Two day course)

The two day course focuses on the basic steps of the MSC technique, including examination of case studies, discussion on coding and analysis by MSC’s ‘developer’ Rick Davies and development of an implementation plan; opportunities exist for customising an extension to the training if required.

  • London, 10 - 11 June 2013

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Using Evidence to Improve Social Program Effectiveness

This one-week program brings together a diverse group of accomplished peers, including leaders in government and nonprofit organizations from around the world to consider a wide range of types of evaluation (including design, process, and impact evaluations) and evaluation methods. It will pay special attention to the use of evaluation results and other type of evidence in helping managers make better decisions about their social programs.

  • 23 - 28 June 2013

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Resource contributions

Rapid Rural Appraisal and Participatory Rural Appraisal: A Manual for Catholic Relief Services Field Workers and Partners

The purpose of this manual is to familiarize users with RRA and PRA methods, to demonstrate the applicability of these methods to CRS funded projects, and to encourage the rigorous application of the methods in order to obtain the best results. Volume one addresses the generic use of RRA and PRA in development projects. The information here is relevant to people working in any sector. Volume two focuses on the use of these methods to address specific sectoral concerns.

Mobile-Based Technology for Monitoring and Evaluation

This knowledge product will be a reference guide for using mobile-based technology, and its associated benefits of real-time data sharing and data analysis; thereby enabling organizations, donors and citizens to use Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) data for better implementation and delivery of projects.

Core Concepts in Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks

This guide covers the core concepts involved in developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks: functions and principles, stakeholders, program logic, evaluation questions, monitoring plan, evaluation plan, data collection and management, learning and communication strategy and the format of the framework are all examined.

COMPASS: COMParative Methods for Systematic cross-caSe analySis

COMPASSS (COMPArative Methods for Systematic cross-caSe analySis) is a worldwide network bringing together scholars and practitioners who share a common interest in theoretical, methodological and practical advancements in a systematic comparative case approach to research which stresses the use of a configurational logic, the existence of multiple causality and the importance of a careful construction of research populations. It was launched in 2003, and its management was re-organized in 2008 and 2012 to better accommodate the growing needs in the field.

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