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Celebrating EvalWeek in India

Patricia Rogers's picture 19th January 2015 by Patricia Rogers

This week the Evaluation Torch, symbolising the spread of awareness and knowledge about evaluation, travels to India for EvalWeek, focusing on “Evaluations for Good Governance”.

Even if you can’t attend in person, you can attend some events virtually, follow on social media or access materials from the events.

Monday 19 January

EvalWeek will be inaugurated by Shri Rao Inderjit Singh, the Honourable Minister of State for Planning (Independent Charge), at the India Habitat Building, New Delhi.

Week 32: Better use of case studies in evaluation

Patricia Rogers's picture 12th August 2014 by Patricia Rogers

Case studies are often used in evaluations – but not always in ways that use their real potential.  Recently I had an opportunity to spend some time with the evaluation unit of UNOIOS (United Nations Office of Internal Oversight and Inspection) and some of their UN evaluation colleagues exploring ways to better use  case studies in evaluation. Here are five lessons I took away from our time together.

Semana 19: Formas de descrever a diferença entre pesquisa e avaliação

Patricia Rogers's picture 3rd July 2014 by Patricia Rogers
Also Available In: English

Um dos desafios em trabalhar em avaliação é que importante termos (como "avaliação", "impacto", "indicadores", "monitoramento" e assim por diante) são definidos e usados de maneiras muito diferentes, por pessoas diferentes. Às vezes, a mesma palavra é usada, mas com significados muito diferentes; outras vezes palavras diferentes são usadas para significar a mesma coisa.