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52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 47: using video to communicate evaluation findings

goneil's picture 18th November 2013 by goneil

In the last in our series of blogs on using video in evaluation, Glenn O'Neil joins us to discuss how you can use video to communicate your evaluation findings. The BetterEvaluation rainbow framework explores how you can help your evaluation findings have impact - why not consider using video as a practical tool in your communication strategy?

52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 46: An ethnography of evaluation - learning about evaluation from the inside using video

Paul Barese's picture 14th November 2013 by Paul Barese

Conveying the complexities of the evaluation process isn’t easy, but video is one way to tackle the challenge. Quimera is a film company which was contracted to record the process of evaluating the USAID Growth with Equity in Mindanao III (GEM 3) project in the Philippines. In the second blog of our series on video in evaluation, Paul Barese from Quimera offers a few thoughts about using video as an evaluation learning tool. 

52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 45: Participatory Video for M&E - unpacking how change happened

solemu's picture 7th November 2013 by solemu

It is time for another blog series on BetterEvaluation, and this time we will be exploring the uses of video in evaluation. Video is a powerful tool which can be used in many different ways and BetterEvaluation has only scratched the surface so far. Three experts will present three different uses of video in evaluation.

52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 43: Celebrating one year of BetterEvaluation

Patricia Rogers's picture 30th October 2013 by Patricia Rogers

This week we're celebrating the first year of BetterEvaluation since it went live to the public in October 2012. Thank you to everyone who has contributed material, reviewed content, developed the website, and participated in live events.

Check out our infographic below (developed by our website co-ordinator Nick Herft), for some of the highlights of the year. For more information click where you see the small BetterEvaluation logo within the graphic.

52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 42: Using value for money in evaluation - a conversation

FaridaFleming's picture 22nd October 2013 by FaridaFleming

"Value for Money" is a term that is increasingly used in evaluation - often to mean very different things.  This week we're delighted to launch a new paper on Value for Money, written by Farida Fleming, an evaluator from Assai Consult and PhD Candidate at RMIT University, and developed by a Working Group convened through the Australasian Evaluation Society. In this week's blog post, Farida discusses Value for Money with Julian King a Public Policy Consultant from Julian King and Associates Ltd.

52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 41: Recommended content from the BetterEvaluation community

Patricia Rogers's picture 15th October 2013 by Patricia Rogers

You'll find hundreds of evaluation resources on the BetterEvaluation site. Some have come from recommendations by stewards. Some have come from our writeshop project or design clinics.  And there are great resources that have been recommended by BetterEvaluation users. This week we are highlighting some of these user-recommended resources, how you can find the latest new material, and how you tell us your recommendations. 

52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 40: How to find evidence and use it well

jhagenzanker's picture 3rd October 2013 by jhagenzanker

When reviewing evidence for decision-making, the first challenge is deciding how to choose which types of evidence to include. In this blog, Jessica Hagen-Zanker from the Overseas Development Institute introduces a new approach to literature reviews which combine the rigour of full systematic reviews, without their disadvantages of resource intensiveness and inflexibility.

52 Weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 39: Professional Development Opportunities

julia.laidlaw's picture 23rd September 2013 by julia.laidlaw

If you are looking to learn more and hone your skills in evaluation there has never been a better time to tap into any number of fantastic free or low cost professional development opportunities.

While many are presented face-to face at conference workshops and training sessions, you can often access classes online after the event if you miss the live workshop/webinar.

Results from the poll: what should we include in Start Here?

Nick Herft's picture 20th September 2013 by Nick Herft

Two weeks ago I posted a poll asking BetterEvaluation users to select 1-4 topics they consider most important for the Start Here landing page. On behalf of the BetterEvaluation team, I would like to thank everyone for providing their feedback. The information we have received is very useful and we will be mindful of this while reworking the Start Here section.

The results of the poll are presented in the graph below.

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