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This blog is the fourth in our series about un-boxing evaluation – the theme of aes19 in Sydney, Australia. The series is designed to generate a global discussion of the theme ‘un-boxing evaluation’ and what that means for our profession and practice. Catch up on the first, second and third blogs in this series here.

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Early bird prices closing Friday 5th July - don't miss out on discounted rates. Monday: pre-event workshops Codesign and evaluation for social innovation, presented by Penny Hagen, Auckland Co-design Lab, The Southern Initiative, Auckland Council, OR Evaluation across the design cycle, presented by Jess Dart, Clear Horizon Consulting Tuesday: converge We are seeing a “design revolution” as predicted by the Harvard Business Review in 2015.

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Forum program In 2019, the Lessons Management Forum will consider lessons, good practice and innovation in knowledge and lessons management from a broad range of sectors. The themes for the forum relate to lessons identified and learned, challenges faced and successful approaches.

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This is a step-by-step guide for creating a dashboard with Google Sheets (a free, online spreadsheet application). It covers the full process from collecting the data with Google Forms to formatting and sharing the finished product.
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This book is a collection of 20 examples of successful public policies in Australia and New Zealand. It aims to reset the agenda for teaching, research and dialogue on public policy performance. It seeks to engage with the conceptual, methodological and theoretical challenges research seeking to evaluate, explain and design successful public policy has often come up against. The book is available as a free download in multiple formats, or can be purchased as a print copy.
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This discussion paper outlines the key lessons to emerge from designing and applying an outcome monitoring system to the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-arid Economies (PRISE) project - a five-year, multi-country, multi-project and multi-partner research consortium that generated new knowledge about how economic development in semi-arid regions could be made more equitable and resilient to climate change. The aim of this system was to continuously capture, analyse and understand changes in stakeholder behaviour and actions around the research activities and results, and how these changes can ultimately lead to sustained shifts in policy and practice. 

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