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  1. Week 8: Guest blog: Innovation in development evaluation

    Blog
    21st February, 2014

    Development aid is changing rapidly – so must development evaluation. This is the second post in our series of innovation in development evaluation.

  2. Week 9: Innovation in evaluation part 3: what’s the latest in advocacy evaluation?

    Blog
    3rd March, 2014

    Julia Coffman is Director of the Centre for Evaluation Innovation. In the third blog of our innovation in evaluation series, she looks some recent innovations in a notoriously tricky area: advocacy evaluation. Last week, Thomas Winderl explored how development evaluation must evolve to meet the challenge of complexity and responsive planning. This week we’ll be reporting from the African Evaluation Association’s 7th international conference, where BetterEvaluation is supporting a strand of conference presentations and posters on methodological innovation.

  3. Week 12: Evaluation innovation in transparency and accountability

    Blog
    21st March, 2014

    Innovation is a relative concept. It is about new practice … for the topic and person or group in question. The context-specific nature of what constitutes ‘an innovation’ became clear during a recent event around global transparency and accountability efforts.

  4. Emerging Opportunities: Monitoring and Evaluation in a Tech-Enabled World

    Resource
    Discussion paper
    2015

    Emerging Opportunities: Monitoring and Evaluation in a Tech-Enabled World, a discussion paper written by Linda Raftree and Michael Bamberger under a grant from The Rockefeller Foundation to Itad, provides an overview of how the practice of monitoring and evaluation (M&E)—including that of the Foundation’s M&E practice—is learning how to better use information and communication technologies (ICTs) for more timely data, and more inclusive voice and feedback from beneficiaries and other stakeholders.

  5. 3D Impact Analysis: A New Tool to Approach Impact Evaluations

    Resource
    Overview
    2015

    In this seminar, Rob D. van den Berg proposes an approach to ‘3D impact analysis’ which starts from the recognition that demand for impact evidence is wide ranging and should be analysed structurally before it can be met by evaluations. This will become more important with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals that ask for a more holistic and integrated perspective of development.

  6. Call for Innovators: Improving the Monitoring and Evaluation of GBV (Invited and Funded Workshop)

    Event
    Workshop
    29th November, 2016 to 30th November, 2016
    United Kingdom
    Free

    In 2015, the Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) launched an initiative to investigate new approaches and efforts to address the significant challenges in gender-based violence (GBV) programming in emergencies. HIF will be inviting teams with promising and innovative ideas to a two-day workshop in London on 29-30 November 2016. Following the workshop, teams will be invited to apply for grant funding of up to £50,000 to further explore and/or prototype their ideas within one year.

  7. Global Innovations in Measurement and Evaluation

    Blog
    30th August, 2017

    This guest blog is by Anoushka Kenley from NPC, who is one of the authors of NPC's recent report on Global Innovations in Measurement and Evaluation. Anoushka shares with us a bit of the process behind the report, and discusses three of the eight trends that the report focuses on and why they're important. 

  8. A Short Primer on Innovative Evaluation Reporting

    Resource
    Guide
    2017

    This book by Kylie Hutchinson presents a number of innovative ways of reporting, including different options for presentations, narrative summaries, presenting findings visually and making use of digital outputs. Kylie also discusses how to make sure your messages get through to your audience - including using a layering strategy to present your key messages in different levels of depth across multiple content types, and advice on making these message 'sticky'.

  9. An Accountability Framework for Technological Innovation

    Resource
    Tool
    2010

    This brief provides a range of recommendations to support organisations that are conducting research and design (R & D) to be more accountable.

  10. International Program for Development Evaluation Training 2016: Building Skills to Evaluate Development Interventions

    Event
    Course
    6th June, 2016 to 1st July, 2016
    Canada
    Paid

    The International Program for Development Evaluation Training is an executive training program that features a two-week Core Course, followed by two weeks of 26 in-depth workshops, taught by a dynamic group of renowned international faculty drawn from organizations around the world. The program is highly responsive to the changing international environment, addressing the requirements of new development policies and delivery mechanisms that favor local ownership, increased national accountability, and partnership. Similarly, the curriculum is designed to reflect the international shift in focus from project evaluation to more complex program-, policy-, country-, and even global-level evaluation.

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