Search

Primary tabs

Show search hints

Search results

  1. Learning to Adapt: A Guide to Real-Time Evaluation and Adaptive Management

    Event
    Course
    1st March, 2019
    Online
    Paid

    This course brings together the two exciting areas of Real-Time Evaluation (RTE) and Adaptive Management (AM), which combine to offer huge potential for the M&E practitioner, particularly in complex and uncertain environments. Whether evaluating Humanitarian Assistance or Development projects and programmes, there is a need to learn quickly. What exactly is an RTE/AM approach and how can it help in unstable or conflict affected situations? Do M&E practitioners need to ditch their standard approaches in jumping on this latest bandwagon? What can you do if there is no counterfactual or dataset? This course addresses these questions and more. It lets you see how individuals and organisations can respond to provide real-time insights to steer programmes and projects. It takes a strategic approach discussing entry points, design and effective engagement, whilst also offering practical tips and methodologies.

  2. Rapid Evaluation

    Synonyms: 
    real-time evaluation, rapid feedback evaluation, rapid-cycle evaluation, rapid appraisal
    Approach

    Rapid Evaluation is an approach designed to quickly and systematically conduct an evaluation when time or resources are limited.

  3. Why do we need more real-time evaluation?

    Blog
    15th April, 2021

    We’re currently going through a global period of rapid change and adaption, due in large part to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our lives and work. As our world is changing, many individuals and organisations are finding that traditional evaluation methods are not meeting the needs of rapidly changing implementation or brand new interventions where interventions are being designed as they are implemented. It’s in this context that it’s become important to use evidence and support learning in real-time.

  4. Rapid Evaluation

    Blog
    12th May, 2021

    Eleanor Williams is the Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Research Evidence at the Victorian Department of Health.

  5. Real-time evaluation (Working paper #4)

    Resource
    Overview
    2020

    Real-time evaluation (RTE) has been practised and documented over the past 20 years, initially in humanitarian projects. There is now increasing interest in learning from this experience to inform evaluations in other areas, especially in development. This paper outlines the different ways in which RTE has been defined and is understood to work. It analyses how RTE is similar to and different from other approaches to supporting evidence-informed action. It discusses when it is appropriate to use RTE and what is needed to make it work well.

    The work reported on in this paper has benefitted from a technical cooperation grant provided by Evaluation Department, Norwegian Agency for Development (Norad) to Better Evaluation.  This work is a product of the staff of Better Evaluation with external contribution from Evaluation Department, Norad.  The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this work do not necessarily reflect the views of Norad.

    Read more.