This month we're celebrating our 5th birthday!
The 2017 American Evaluation Association conference, with the theme 'Learning to Action' is coming soon - the conference runs from November 8-11. Here are some ways you can be part of it, whether you can make it in person or not.
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!
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.
This guest blog is by Anoushka Kenley from NPC, who is one of the authors of NPC's recent report on Global Innovations in Measurement and Evaluation. Anoushka shares with us a bit of the process behind the report, and discusses three of the eight trends that the report focuses on and why they're important.
BetterEvaluation members at AES17
There are so many good presentations on at the AES this year, it can be difficult to know where to start. To help, we've used the AES 'My Sched' tool to go through and create a curated list of sessions that include at least one BetterEvaluation member as a presenter or session chair. The full list of BetterEvaluation members who are presenting is here (if we've missed you, please let us know):
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.
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.
The Success Case Method approach is useful for documenting stories of impact and for understanding the factors that help or hinder impact. It is particularly useful for uncovering the contextual forces that influence impact. Originally designed for evaluating corporate training programs, the Success Case Method is now being applied to other programs including international development interventions.
In this guest blog, Sonal Zaveri (with input from the DECI team) discusses why a Utilization-Focused Evaluation (UFE) approach is a natural fit for adaptive management, supporting reflection and course correction.