EventWebinar19th April, 2013OnlineFree
You can learn from eight webinars produced by BetterEvaluation, in partnership with the American Evaluation Association and the assistance of Stephanie Evergreen and Susan Kistler. They are useful for evaluators and for evaluation managers. You can access recordings of the webinars, copies of the presentation slides, and a handy take away overview of evaluation methods and options, through the links below.
Blog19th September, 2014
Blog28th May, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to rapid changes in the activities and goals of many organisations, whether these relate to addressing direct health impacts, the consequential economic and social impacts or to the need to change the way things are done. Evaluation needs to support organisations to use evidence to plan these changes, to implement them effectively, and to understand whether or how they work – in short to articulate an appropriate theory of change and use it well.
Blog22nd February, 2018
Horizontal evaluation is an approach that combines self-assessment by local participants and external review by peers. Originally developed to evaluate new methodologies for agricultural research and development, horizontal evaluation has wider potential for application. In its original setting, the focus of horizontal evaluation is the actual R&D methodology itself rather than the project per se or the team or organisation that developed it.
Synonyms:Advisory Panel, Reference Group, Advisory Committee, Evaluation Consultative Group, Evaluation Consulting GroupEvaluation Option
An advisory group can be established to provide advice on an individual evaluation, a series of evaluations, or the evaluation function within an organization. Decisions (such as approving a terms of reference, selection of an external evaluator, or acceptance of a final report) are made by a different group, which might be a formal steering committee or an identified manager or managers.
The Simple, Complicated, Complex typology
Standardised – a single way to do it
Works pretty much the same everywhere / for everyone
Best practices can be recommended confidently
Impact focus: did it work or is it still working?
Synonyms:Citizen PanelsEvaluation Option
Citizen Juries use representatives from the wider community who have no formal alignments or allegiances. They ensure community involvement in the decision making process by engaging citizens in the discussion of possible approaches or options.
‘M&E on the Cutting Edge’ Conference- ‘Partnering for Success- How Monitoring and Evaluation can strengthen Partnerships for Sustainable Development’EventConference17th March, 2016 to 18th March, 2016NetherlandsPaid
This international conference is organised by the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), Wageningen UR, and Learning by Design, in collaboration with the PPPLab. The two-day conference (17-18 March) will connect the realities of those working in practice with ideas from people who are thought leaders on Partnerships, Monitoring and Evaluation and Sustainable Development. Keynote presentations, paper presentations, workshops, panel discussions and plenary discussions will ensure a lively and thoughtful opportunity to question one’s own practice and find inspiration for new ideas. The programme includes more than 25 contributions from all over the world.