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52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 20: Defining what needs to be evaluated

Simon Hearn's picture 13th May 2013 by Simon Hearn

Whether you are commissioning an evaluation, designing one or implementing one, having - and sharing - a very clear understanding of what is being evaluated is paramount. For complicated or complex interventions this isn't always as straight forward as it sounds, which is why BetterEvaluation offers specific guidance on options for doing this.

52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 16: Identifying and documenting emergent outcomes of a global network

Kornelia Rassmann's picture 12th April 2013 by Kornelia Rassmann

Global voluntary networks are complex beasts with dynamic and unpredictable actions and interactions. How can we evaluate the results of a network like this? Whose results are we even talking about? This was the challenge facing BioNET when they came to the end of their five year programme and is the subject of the second paper in the BetterEvaluation writeshop series, which we want to introduce in this weeks' blog.

52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 15: Evaluation conferences 2013

Simon Hearn's picture 12th April 2013 by Simon Hearn

One of the most effective ways of learning about the evaluation field is to attend a conference, present your work and interact with other professionals.

This is why, this week, we are providing you with a round up of evaluation conferences taking place this year. We already talked about the Evaluation Conclave which took place in Kathmandu in February but there are many more taking place across the world.

52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 13: Evaluation on a shoestring

Patricia Rogers's picture 27th March 2013 by Patricia Rogers

Many organisations are having to find ways of doing more for less – including doing evaluation with fewer resources. This can mean little money (or no money) to engage external expertise and a need to rely on resources internal to an organisation – specifically people who might also have less time to devote to evaluation.

Virtually attend development impact evaluation conference 26-27 March

Patricia Rogers's picture 25th March 2013 by Patricia Rogers

We’re delighted to be participating in this week’s conference - Impact, Innovation and Learning: Towards a Research and Practice Agenda for the Future - being held in conjunction with the launch of the Centre for Development Impact (CDI), a partnership between the Institute of Development Studies and ITAD.

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