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  1. Beginner Developmental Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use- Michael Quinn Patton

    Event
    7th May, 2012

    eStudy 011: Beginner Developmental Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use - Michael Quinn Patton Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays May 7, 9, 14, & 16, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time. For one registration fee, participants may attend 1 or all sessions.  Length: 6 total contact hours 

  2. Making effective use of evaluations in an increasingly complex world- Joint UNESCO – French Evaluation Society and European Evaluation Society Conference

    Event
    Conference
    30th September, 2015
    France
    Free

    The purpose of the event is to bring together decision makers and evaluators, the demand and the supply sides of evaluation, to discuss the use and impact of evaluation itself and how this could be improved. What is the potential for evaluation as a mechanism for providing a stream of evidence to inform strategic decision-making, for example on major shifts in policy and significant resource reallocations? What are the building blocks of successful evaluation systems in which evaluative outputs are credible and user-ready so as to effectively inform decision-making and organisational learning, and how can evaluations be better used in this context? Decision makers and evaluators may have divergent views on these questions, yet they fundamentally share the same mission, to develop and implement better policies and programmes to the benefit of their constituents and target populations.

    Also Available In: Français
  3. Pour une meilleure utilisation des évaluations dans un monde de plus en plus complexe – Organisateurs: UNESCO- OCDE – Société française d’évaluation – Société européenne d’évaluation

    Event
    Conference
    30th September, 2015
    France
    Free

    Cette conférence a pour objectif de réunir des décideurs et des évaluateurs, qui représentent l’offre et la demande de l’évaluation, afin d’engager une discussion sur l’utilisation et l’impact de l’évaluation elle-même et sur les moyens possibles d’amélioration. Quel est le potentiel de l’évaluation en tant que mécanisme qui met à disposition un ensemble de preuves permettant de nourrir la prise de décision stratégique, notamment sur les grands enjeux de réorientation des politiques publiques et de réallocation des ressources? Quels sont les piliers d’un système d’évaluation efficace au sein duquel les résultats de l’évaluation seraient robustes et prêts à l’emploi pour nourrir de façon efficace la prise de décision et l’apprentissage organisationnel? Enfin, comment les évaluations peuvent-elles être mieux utilisées dans ce contexte? Les responsables de l’élaboration des politiques et les évaluateurs ont potentiellement des avis divergents sur ces questions, néanmoins ils partagent fondamentalement la même mission qui consiste à développer et à mettre en œuvre de meilleures politiques et programmes publics pour leurs citoyens et les populations cibles.

    Also Available In: English
  4. Complexity Aware Monitoring

    Event
    Webinar
    22nd September, 2017
    Online
    Free

    How an evaluation is designed depends on a number of factors, including the complexity of the project itself. Using a Cynefin framework is one way to flesh out potential complexities and evaluation designs, towards developing an appropriate approach to evaluate a project. In this webinar, Kirsten Boarding Collins, founder and director of AdaptivePurpose, will illustrate how evaluators use Cynefin frameworks to understand the complexity of a project, thus highlighting an appropriate approach for evaluation.

  5. Theory based evaluation for complex systems and Realist qualitative analysis

    Event
    Workshop
    21st July, 2015 to 23rd July, 2015
    Australia
    Paid

    Many policies and programs are implemented in large systems, or expect to make changes at multiple levels of a system. Many approaches to program theory either assume that the program itself is simple, or ignore the implications of context for whether and how programs work. The first day of this program will compare various approaches to 'systems', 'complexity' and 'context', including introducing realist perspectives. Participants will explore the implications for program design and for commissioning and conducting evaluations, and in particular, the many uses of theory for dealing with complexity.

  6. Outcome Mapping and Outcome Harvesting. Adaptive Management for Complex Development Programs

    Event
    Course
    15th June, 2016 to 22nd June, 2016
    Italy
    Paid

    This course focuses on two methods for planning, monitoring and evaluation in dynamic environments where development results can be both planned and unanticipated. Outcome Mapping is a set of tools used for planning, monitoring and evaluating interventions aimed at bringing about social, economic or technological change. The idea is that to succeed, an intervention needs to involve multiple stakeholders. OM connects ‘outputs’ to ‘outcomes’ by focusing on the patterns of action and interaction among stakeholders. Outcome Harvesting is used to identify, formulate, analyse and interpret what was achieved and how, regardless of whether it was pre-defined or not. Conventional M&E can be inappropriate because what is done and what is achieved may vary considerably from the original plan. OH enables people responsible for monitoring and evaluating development work to identify and formulate intended and unintended, positive and negative outcomes, determine how the intervention contributed to them. 

  7. Workshop: Theory based evaluation for complex systems (Brisbane 5 and 6 May 2016)

    Event
    Workshop
    5th May, 2016 to 6th May, 2016
    Australia
    Paid

    Many policies and programs are implemented in large systems, or expect to make changes at multiple levels of a system. Many approaches to program theory either assume that the program itself is simple, or ignore the implications of context for whether and how programs work. This two-day workshop will introduce participants to various approaches to ‘systems’, ‘complexity’ and ‘context’, and skills and strategies for working with complex systems.