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  1. Collecting Data on Sensitive Issues

    Blog
    28th February, 2013

    This week, at the Evaluation Conclave in Kathmandu, I learned a great deal about challenges of evaluation practices, along with methodologies available to deal with some of those challenges. 

  2. AEA eStudy 053: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Planning for Programs/Projects

    Event
    Webinar
    16th February, 2015 to 25th February, 2015
    Online
    Paid

    Presented by Scott Chaplowe, this eStudy introduces six key planning steps for a successful monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system: 1) Identify the purpose and scope of the M&E system; 2) Plan for data collection and management; 3) Plan for data analysis; 4) Plan for information reporting and utilization; 5) Plan for M&E human resources and capacity building; 6) Prepare the M&E budget.  This 6-step approach has been designed to guide programming at the community, regional and national levels. While informed by international programs/projects, it is also very appropriate for domestic (US) programs and projects – wherever M&E is needed for reliable and useful information and reporting to inform for program management and uphold performance accountability.

  3. CFB 204: Collecting data in another city, state or country? Three strategies to make your life easier

    Event
    Webinar
    11th February, 2015
    Online
    Free

    AEA Coffee Break Series - At Evaluation 2014, we heard from colleagues from around the world who asked: How do you ensure the quality of data collection from afar? Among its many large evaluation projects, The Improve Group has gathered data across multiple counties, within a single state, over several states, and in several countries. This experience has led to several insights about the information and preparation needed to create a positive process and high quality data.

  4. Big Data for Development: Challenges & Opportunities

    Resource
    Discussion paper
    2012

    This white paper by UN Global Pulse examines the use of Big Data in development contexts. Using a number of examples, it highlights how this data type can be leveraged to provide early warnings of disruptions and crises, and can give real-time awareness and feedback of situations and interventions. It also delves into a conversation about the implications of Big Data use.

  5. UNICEF Webinar: Overview of Data Collection and Analysis Methods in Impact Evaluation

    Resource
    Overview
    2015

    What is the value of using mixed methods in impact evaluation? What methods and designs are appropriate for answering descriptive, causal and evaluative questions?

  6. Webinar: Key data: Longitudinal data

    Event
    Webinar
    24th November, 2016
    Online
    Free

    This webinar is intended for anyone who wants to know more about the longitudinal datasets available from the UK Data Service. The UK Data Service provides access to a range of longitudinal data including the Birth Cohort Studies (e.g. the National Child Development Study 1958 and The Millennium Cohort Study), Understanding Society and the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Most of these studies can be downloaded after a short registration. They can be used for research or for teaching.