Update on BetterEvaluation

Patricia Rogers

The fully interactive site will go live at this URL later in 2012 [Updated - now scheduled for September 2012].

We are grateful for financial support from: the Rockefeller Foundation, the International Fund for Agricultural DevelopmentAusAID Office of Development Effectiveness and RMIT University.

The four founding partners – RMIT UniversityODIILAC and PACT –  are developing the site in collaboration with a number of organizations, including MandE News, MyM&Eoutcomemapping.ca, reflectlearn.org, evaluationtoolbox.net.au, Climate-Eval, researchtoaction.org and SEA-Change.

Our timelines for going live have changed as the site is currently undergoing major changes to improve its accessibility, speed and comprehensiveness.   We want to make sure these changes are fully bedded down before we go live.  We will therefore undertake formal beta-testing and further development next year as we move from the current prototype to the fully functional site.

In the meantime, we will be progressively sharing some of these resources here. We continue to welcome your feedback on them and suggestions for additional resources.

We will also continue to share material at evaluation events.  In 2011 we presented material at the InterAction Forum in Washington, DC, the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association in Johannesburg, the Results-Based Management Community of Practice in Stockholm, the Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, the Australasian Evaluation Society in Melbourne, and in an international webinar with SEA-Change.

In January 2012 we will be sharing resources from the BetterEvaluation project at the African Evaluation Association conference in Ghana.  We look forward to meeting some of you there.

Best wishes for the holidays and the New Year.