Kaye Stevens

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Method

  • When using Matched Comparisons, participants (individuals, organizations or communities) are each matched with a non-participant on variables that are thought to be relevant which can be difficult to adequately match on all relevant criteri
  • Dotmocracy is an established facilitation method for collecting and recognizing levels of agreement on written statements among a large number of people.
  • The resources available for evaluation include people’s time and expertise, equipment and funding. 
  • This option uses a series of still photographs or videos taken over a period of time to discern changes taking place in the environment or activities of a community.
  • Evaluation management often involves a steering group, which makes the decisions about the evaluation.
  • Evaluation reports can be read by many different audiences, ranging from individuals in government departments, donor and partner staff, development professionals working with similar projects or programmes, students and community groups. 
  • News media communications can include communication channels such as newspapers, magazines, and radio, as well as digital formats such as online news sites, podcasts, social media, and blogs.
  • Memos and emails can be used to help maintain ongoing communication among evaluation stakeholders through brief and specific messages about a particular issue.
  • “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Pictures or images provide another way of presenting information, and increasing understanding of your results.
  • When produced well, videos provide an excellent means to convey messages coming out of an evaluation.
  • A rich picture is a way to explore, acknowledge and define a situation and express it through diagrams to create a preliminary mental model and can help to open discussion and come to a broad, shared understanding of a situation.
  • An evaluation budget matrix specifies various items that need to be costed as individual line items. 
  • Personal stories provide qualitative data about how people experience their lives and can be used to make sense of the past and to understand possible futures.
  • Regression Discontinuity Design (RDD) is a quasi-experimental evaluation option that measures the impact of an intervention, or treatment, by applying a treatment assignment mechanism based on a continuous eligibility index which is a varia
  • The executive summary of an evaluation report is a shortened version of the full report  – usually one to four pages – that highlights findings and recommendations and is placed at the front of the report.
  • Interim (or progress) reports present the interim, preliminary, or initial evaluation findings.
  • Short communication formats—such as bulletins, briefs, newsletters, blogs and brochures—can be used to highlight particular findings or angles on the evaluation.
  • These days, having a website is common practice for development organizations working beyond the community level. This has opened the possibilities of disseminating information such as that coming from evaluations.

Approach

  • Approach primarily intended to clarify differences in values among stakeholders by collecting and collectively analysing personal accounts of change.
  • Approach primarily intended to clarify differences in values among stakeholders by collecting and collectively analysing personal accounts of change.

Theme

  • Footprint evaluation aims to embed consideration of environmental sustainability in all evaluations and monitoring systems, not only those with explicit environmental objectives.
  • Footprint evaluation aims to embed consideration of environmental sustainability in all evaluations and monitoring systems, not only those with explicit environmental objectives.