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  1. Eight Free Training Webinars- AEA Coffee Break Webinar Series

    Event
    Webinar
    19th April, 2013
    Online
    Free

    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.

  2. Week 37: Why is equity so important in evaluation?

    Blog
    19th September, 2014

    This is #3 in our series on visionary evaluation.  Why is equity so important in evaluation? How can evaluations be better designed to account for equity issues?

  3. Adapting evaluation in the time of COVID-19 — Part 2: DEFINE

    Blog
    28th 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. 

  4. Conversations to have when designing a program: Fostering evaluative thinking

    Blog
    22nd February, 2018

    This post is based on a paper by Joanna Farmer and Dr Caroline Tomiczek (Associate Director, Urbis), presented at the AES International Evaluation Conference in Canberra on 6 Sept 2017.

  5. Evaluating the Performance of an Organisation

    Development Theme

    An organisational assessment is a systematic process for obtaining valid information about the performance of an organisation and the factors that affect performance.  It differs from other types of evaluations because the assessment focuses on the organisation as the primary unit of analysis. 

  6. Horizontal Evaluation

    Synonyms: 
    Horizontal Learning
    Approach

    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.

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  7. Advisory Group

    Synonyms: 
    Advisory Panel, Reference Group, Advisory Committee, Evaluation Consultative Group, Evaluation Consulting Group
    Evaluation Option
    Giving directions

    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.

  8. C4D Hub: Simple, Complicated, Complex: meanings and implications

    Development Theme

    The Simple, Complicated, Complex typology

     

    Simple, ‘known’  

    Standardised – a single way to do it

    Works pretty much the same everywhere / for everyone

    Best practices can be recommended confidently

    Knowledge transfer

    Impact focus: did it work or is it still working?

  9. Citizen Juries

    Synonyms: 
    Citizen Panels
    Evaluation 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.

  10. ‘M&E on the Cutting Edge’ Conference- ‘Partnering for Success- How Monitoring and Evaluation can strengthen Partnerships for Sustainable Development’

    Event
    Conference
    17th March, 2016 to 18th March, 2016
    Netherlands
    Paid

    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. 

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