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Evaluation practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander settings – Evaluating the evaluations

BetterEvaluation team's picture 27th November 2019 by BetterEvaluation team

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.

Un-boxing evaluation through developmental and agile approaches

BetterEvaluation team's picture 1st September 2019 by BetterEvaluation team

This blog is the fifth in our series about un-boxing evaluation – the theme of aes19 in Sydney, Australia. The series is designed to generate a global discussion of the theme ‘un-boxing evaluation’ and what that means for our profession and practice. This post's guest author Nerida Buckley discusses how un-boxing evaluation can benefit from looking at practices from developmental and agile approaches.

What are some options and processes to help stakeholders articulate how they think a program works? (AES17 co-creation challenge #1)

BetterEvaluation team's picture 28th September 2017 by BetterEvaluation team

The material from BetterEvaluation comes from a combination of curating existing material and co-creating new material.  This blog is part of an ongoing series about material that we have co-created with BetterEvaluation users. It shares material that was jointly developed through a challenge process at the 2017 Australasian Evaluation Society conference in Canberra in September.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this co-creation challenge!

2017 International Realist Conference

BetterEvaluation team's picture 23rd August 2017 by BetterEvaluation team

We've got our head in realism this week, partly because early-bird registrations for the 2017 International Realist Conference close soon (Early-bird registration deadline has been extended until Thursday, September), and partly because we've been shown Chris Lysy's realist cartoon series (commissioned by the Rameses project) which made us giggle. You can view the full series of cartoons on the Rameses website, along with a number of other great resources about realist evaluation, including Ray Pawson's video series.

BetterEvaluation is going to AES17 - Come say hello !

BetterEvaluation team's picture 15th August 2017 by BetterEvaluation team

We're thrilled to be able to join the Australasian Evaluation Society at their 2017 International Conference in Canberra. We'll have a booth set up in the conference exhibition area and we'd love you to come say hello and join in the fun as we use our time at the AES to work with our members, website users, and the wider evaluation community to co-create and share knowledge about evaluation.