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gLOCAL Evaluation Week is a new M&E knowledge sharing initiative being convened by the CLEAR Centers with support from local and global partners. It aims to support the exchange of M&E knowledge and experiences as a means to promote evaluation capacity development, support evidence-based decision making, and strengthen development outcomes at local and global levels. These goals are central to the CLEAR Initiative’s mission, and are the inspiration for gLOCAL Evaluation Week.

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Program: Day 1: Monday 20th May Workshop Option 1: Introduction to Evaluation - Charlie Tulloch Workshop Option 2: Theories of Evaluation - Brad Astbury Day 2: Tuesday 21st May Workshop Option 1: Evaluation reports: writing, editing and design - Ruth Pitt Workshop Option 2: Program Logic and Theory of Change - Carina Calzoni Day 3: Wednesday 22nd May Workshop Option 1: A Gentle Introduction to the Collection and Analysis of Statistical Data for Evaluation - Mark Gri

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This freely available, online book brings together case studies using an impact evaluation approach, the Qualitative Impact Protocol (QUIP), without a control group that uses narrative causal statements elicited directly from intended project beneficiaries. The QuIP has now been used in many countries, and this book uses case studies from seven countries (Ethiopia, India, Malawi, Mexico, Tanzania, Uganda and UK) assessing a range of activities, including food security, rural livelihoods, factory working conditions, medical training, community empowerment and microcredit for house improvement. It includes comprehensive ‘how to’ QuIP guidelines and practical insights based on these case studies into how to address the numerous methodological challenges thrown up by impact evaluation.
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This guest blog by Helen Marshall springs from discussions of the Qualitative Interest Group (QIG) that Helen coordinates. QIG meets monthly in Melbourne Australia to discuss issues around researching with qualitative data. QIG members include those who are beginning to use qualitative data and experienced researchers.  This is a reflection on analysing qualitative data.

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Participants will learn to focus evaluation studies according to specific criteria such as purpose and stakeholder needs. Participants will understand how to apply program logic and how to set standards for evaluations to then assess the quality of evaluation reports. Previous participants have enjoyed this workshop’s balance of academic rigour and practical ‘how-to’ for the work environment.

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The Gender Spectrum Collection is a stock photo library featuring images of trans and non-binary models. This collection aims to help media better represent members of these communities as people not necessarily defined by their gender identities—people with careers, relationships, talents, passions, and home lives.

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