This blog post summarises some great tools, methods and tips for enhancing your communication and evaluation reporting. It's based on two conference sessions I've attended recently, one at the European Evaluation Society earlier in Oct 2012 and one at the American Evaluation Association taking place right now in Minneapolis.
We’re joining with nearly 2,800 people who are keen to explore ways of conducting, managing or supporting better evaluations at the AEA conference in Minnesota.
Since going live we've had a number of resources suggested to us by our users which we love to see. Do you know any resources or other content useful for evaluation? Let us know via the contact form, contribute content form (for registered users) or simply add a comment to the relevant content page.
I am at the European Evaluation Society conference in Helsinki and I attended the gender and evaluation session to learn more about approaches and practices. The two presenters (Dr Julia Espinosa and Dr Donna Podems) generated good discussions on evaluating gender and development projects, evaluating projects with a gender component, or using feminist evaluation approach when evaluating a project.
“Evaluation in the networked society” is the theme for the European Evaluation Society‘s 10th Biennial Conference, being held this week in Helsinki. The conference will explore the implications of the new information environment and the advent of social networking without borders for evaluation. We’re excited to have the chance to explore these issues, which are at the heart of the BetterEvaluation project.
It was great to have so many people participate in the BetterEvaluation mini-workshop at the conference of the Australasian Evaluation Society last week.
The workshop worked through two different scenarios, exploring the different options that might be used, and how the interactive BetterEvaluation website could help someone to choose an appropriate option and to use it effectively (or manage someone using it).
The Guide to Evaluating Rural Extension is a new resource produced by The Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS). In addition to its intended use for rural extension, many of the examples and guidance frameworks for applied design and analysis could also be applied to evaluating other types of interventions.
This is an update for our early site users on what's been going on in August. The website is still under development but we are now undertaking a series of tests in anticipation of going live.
We've previously sent updates by email but will be using this blog from now on. Please do check back here frequently as we'll be posting regular updates about the project and progress with the site.
In this update:
In a recent workshop on 'Designs for Performance Evaluation', which Patricia Rogers conducted with program officers from USAID, we looked at seven methods and strategies which might be usefully added to the repertoire for collecting, analyzing or synthesizing data.
Which of these might be useful to add to the methods that you use - or that you encourage evaluators to use in evaluations that you manage?