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Defra (the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) commissioned CECAN (the Centre for Evaluation Complexity Across the Nexus) to deliver a Complexity Evaluation Framework (CEF). The primary purpose of this framework is to equip Defra commissioners of evaluation (which may include analysts and policy makers), with a checklist of core considerations to ensure that evaluations are robust and sufficiently consider the implications of complexity theory. The framework is intended to increase the use and usability of evaluation for both commissioned and internally-led evaluation across the department. The final output is intended to be an actionable complexity evaluation framework, accompanied by a supporting evidence report to be used as a resource in commissioning evaluation.
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Meetings and gatherings are vital components of evaluation, including planning meetings, meetings to engage stakeholders, interviews or focus groups for data collection, data parties to analyse or review results, and meetings or events as part of the process of reporting and supporting use. However, as the global effort to contain the COVID-19 virus ramps up, many event organisers are rethinking the wisdom of holding in-person gatherings.

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Often referred to as 'visual note-taking', graphic recording is a method that merges data collection and reporting to create a visual record of a discussion. In this blog, Alice Macfarlan asks graphic recorder Katherine Haugh about her work and passion for translating what she hears into a visual recollection of key points that can be shared with a group in real-time. Katherine is also the author of BetterEvaluation's option page on graphic recording.

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Welcome to the BetterEvaluation blog for 2020!

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A new project is underway to make the BetterEvaluation website more useful for those conducting or managing evaluations involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. As part of this, BetterEvaluation is working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to share and promote their evaluation methods and processes, and to facilitate their feedback and reviews on evaluations that have been conducted in their communities or regions.

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El Protocolo de Evaluación del Impacto Cualitativo (QuIP, por sus siglas en inglés) es un enfoque de evaluación de impacto que se basa en el Análisis de Contribución. Los estudios de QuIP sirven para proporcionar una verificación independiente de la realidad de una teoría de cambio predeterminada que ayuda a las partes interesadas a evaluar, aprender de y demostrar el impacto social de su trabajo. El enfoque de QuIP coloca las voces de los beneficiarios del proyecto en el centro de la evaluación, permitiéndoles compartir y retroalimentar sus experiencias de una manera abierta, creíble y respetuosa.