Last week, we started our focus on Adaptive Management with a blog post by Patricia Rogers that explored how monitoring and evaluation can support adaptive management. This week, we're continuing this series with a guest blog from Fred Carden and Arnald
Shared knowledge and experience from the global evaluation community.
Adaptive management is usually understood to refer to an iterative process of reviewing and making changes to programmes and projects throughout implementation.
What would an evaluation conference look like if it was run by people who know and care about presenting information to support use? (hint - that should be us)
All too often conferences fail to make good use of the experience and knowledge of people attending, with most time spent presenting prepared material that could be better delivered other ways, and not enough time spent on discussions and active learnin
Learning from practice: Inception reports and social learning - do you have examples or advice to share?
The wonderful thing about BetterEvaluation is that it is, at its core, a platform to co-create and share knowledge about how to better conduct, use and manage evaluations.
Over recent decades, governments everywhere have increased their scrutiny of public spending, and public universities have not escaped this scrutiny.
In this guest blog, Kerry McCarthy discusses some of the options for finding administrative data sets for use in evaluation.
We’re excited to announce the launch of the BetterEvaluation and IDRC (International Development Research Centre) Program Managers’ Guide to Evaluation and GeneraTOR.
BetterEvaluation FAQ: How do you go about analyzing data that has been collected from respondents via a questionnaire?
In this edition of the BE FAQ blog, we address a question that comes up quite often: How do you go about analysing data that has been collected from respondents via a questionnaire?
BetterEvaluation FAQ: How can you get stakeholders to articulate how they think a program or project works?
In our last newsletter we drew attention to our method page on Articulating Mental Models (part of the Develop program theory or logic model task), and asked the BetterEvaluation community:
A theory of change can be very useful in designing an impact evaluation, but what kinds of theories should we use?
Tiina Pasanen (Overseas Development Institute) shares her reflections from the 2016 'M&E on the Cutting Edge' Conference Partnering for Success, and asks, how do we learn what type of partnerships work well, under what conditions and in what context
This blog post by Jindra Cekan and Laurie Zivetz of Valuing Voices discusses the need for post-project impact evaluations.
What is the value of evaluation and can stories provide a good way of communicating evaluation findings?
In this guest blog post, Tiina Pasanen, from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), lays out four key ideas to keep in mind when designing an M&E framework for a policy research project
International development is fixated with impact. But how do we know we’re all talking about the same thing?
This blog post by Simon Hearn (ODI) was originally posted by Action to Research.
You can't see the Earth as a globe unless you get at least twenty thousand miles away from it. On December 7, 1972, the first photograph was taken of the whole Earth from space. That photo became known as The Blue Marble Shot.