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  1. From monitoring goals to systems-informed evaluation: insights from SDG14

    Resource
    Discussion paper
    2019

    This briefing paper from IIED argues that, if the world is going to make significant progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, development actors will need to think and work in new ways, including in evaluation and that complex systems-informed approaches can make a major contribution.With reference to SDG14 (life below water), this briefing offers two examples: (i) exploring interactions between SDG targets, and (ii) shifting attention from projects and programmes to systems. Such approaches can help all development actors — including monitoring, evaluation and learning specialists — to create boundary-spanning development and evaluation plans, identify leverage points, priorities and trade-offs, and reveal new ways to accelerate progress.

  2. Systems in Evaluation (Un)Conference- Americas/Europe/Africa session

    Event
    Conference
    21st June, 2016
    Online
    Free

     The Systems in Evaluation (Un)Conference is a loosely structured conference that emphasises the informal, emergent exchange of ideas between participants, rather than following a conventionally structured program of speakers and presenters. The event on June 21st offers participants the chance to learn and share with colleagues in an informal virtual environment. Participants can build their knowledge and skills in systems evaluation without ever leaving the office.

  3. 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.

  4. Systems Thinking: A Way to Maximize Program Effectiveness

    Resource
    Overview
    2014

    A short animated video highlighting how systems thinking can be used in program evaluation to maximize program effectiveness, produced by Chris Lovato, Beverly Parsons, and Kylie Hutchinson. 

  5. Systems perspectives on policy development and evaluation

    Event
    Conference
    26th June, 2018
    United Kingdom
    Paid

    Public policies are about changing systems, but conventional approaches to their evaluation have largely ignored this insight. This conference brings together researchers and policymakers from a range of sectors and disciplines. It will explore the value of systems thinking for understanding policy problems, finding policy solutions and evaluating them - with a particular focus on the implications of systems thinking for policy evaluation. The event is aimed at both academic and non-academic participants, including research users and research commissioners.

  6. How to make toast- An exercise in Group Model Building

    Resource
    Tool
    2013

    This 9 minute TED Talk outlines the process and benefits of group model building exercises, using the example of 'making toast'. This exercise could be used to help build group model building skills in a team, or adapted to tackle a real-life problem.