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  1. 52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 45: Participatory Video for M&E- unpacking how change happened

    Blog
    7th November, 2013

    It is time for another blog series on BetterEvaluation, and this time we will be exploring the uses of video in evaluation. Video is a powerful tool which can be used in many different ways and BetterEvaluation has only scratched the surface so far. Three experts will present three different uses of video in evaluation.

  2. 52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 46: An ethnography of evaluation- learning about evaluation from the inside using video

    Blog
    14th November, 2013

    Conveying the complexities of the evaluation process isn’t easy, but video is one way to tackle the challenge. Quimera is a film company which was contracted to record the process of evaluating the USAID Growth with Equity in Mindanao III (GEM 3) project in the Philippines. In the second blog of our series on video in evaluation, Paul Barese from Quimera offers a few thoughts about using video as an evaluation learning tool. 

  3. What is a complex system and how is it different?

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    Overview
    2014

    This video presentation from Chris Wood, Michael Quinn Patton and Ben Ramalingam for USAID looks at complex systems and how they are different from the norm. The presentation begins by focusing on concepts and methods for exploring complex and adaptive systems and then moves on to the niche and implications of complexity and then finishes with a discussion of complexity and foreign aid.

  4. How do these conceptions of complexity help us think and act?

    Resource
    2011

    This is Part 2 of a three part series of video lectures conducted by USAID on complexity. This lecture features Aaron Clauset, Rob Ricigliano and Alexa Courtney who focus on the question 'How do these conceptions of complexity help us think and act?' The lecture begins by looking at predictability and unpredictability in terrorism and civil wars then moves on to a range of tools that can be used for grappling with complexity.

  5. What are the implications/opportunities for development practice?

    Resource
    Overview
    2014

    This is Part 3 of a three part series of video lectures conducted by USAID on complexity. This lecture features Richard Tyson who focuses on the implications and opportunities for development practice that complexity poses with a specific look at designing for the complex development. 

  6. What makes a popular science video on YouTube

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    Guide
    2015

    This article by Dustin Welbourne and Will J Grant in The Conversation discusses ways to make a video about science popular and effective in its communication, highlighting a number of key features that are demonstrated through embedded examples.

  7. 52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 47: using video to communicate evaluation findings

    Blog
    18th November, 2013

    In the last in our series of blogs on using video in evaluation, Glenn O'Neil joins us to discuss how you can use video to communicate your evaluation findings. The BetterEvaluation rainbow framework explores how you can help your evaluation findings have impact - why not consider using video as a practical tool in your communication strategy?