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  1. Week 13: Producing engaging and accessible evaluation reports

    Blog
    24th March, 2014

    This week we start the first in an ongoing series of Real-Time Evaluation Queries, where BetterEvaluation members ask for advice and assistance with something they are working on, together we suggest some strategies and useful resources - and then we find out what was actually useful (or not) and why.  

    Recently BetterEvaluation member Rituu B. Nanda  asked us for advice on producing interesting evaluation reports:

  2. Week 4: The top ten developments in qualitative evaluation over the last decade – part 1

    Blog
    16th January, 2014

    Over the next two weeks, Michael Quinn Patton joins us to give his top ten trends in qualitative evaluation over the last decade. This week, he sets out the first five.

  3. 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?

  4. 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. 

  5. Week 16: Infographics to make your evaluation results go viral

    Blog
    17th April, 2014

    Continuing our season of blogs on presenting evaluation findings in ways that will get them read (and hopefully used), Joitske Hulsebosch, an independent consultant, contributes her ideas on how to present your findings in the form of an infographic. Catch up on recent contributions from Rakesh Mohan and Patricia Rogers on sharing evaluation findings.

  6. BetterEvaluation 2018 Holiday Reading List

    Blog
    18th December, 2018

    Happy Holidays! As 2018 winds down we thought we'd share a list of resources for you to peruse over the holiday period. The selection includes some picks from the BetterEvaluation team, as well as some contributions from the BetterEvaluation community throughout 2018.

  7. 52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 35: Social return on investment in evaluation

    Blog
    29th August, 2013

    In this week’s blog we interview Wouter Rijneveld, a consultant working on measurement and utilisation of results, mainly in international development. He recently published a paper on the use of the Social Return on Investment approach in Malawi and we wanted to find out about his experience of using this less-reported approach. We were doubly interested when he told us that he was initially skeptical about SROI.

  8. 52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 28: Framing an evaluation: the importance of asking the right questions

    Blog
    9th July, 2013

    BetterEvaluation recently published a paper which presented some the confusion which can result when commissioners and evaluators don’t spend enough time establishing basic principles and understanding before beginning the evaluation. This blog, from Mathias Kjaer of Social Impact (SI), uses a recent evaluation experience in Philippines to present some tips on how to choose the right questions to frame an evaluation.

  9. 52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 23: Tips for delivering negative results

    It’s a scenario many evaluators dread: the time has come to present your results to the commissioner, and you’ve got bad news. Failing to strike the right balance between forthrightness and diplomacy can mean you either don’t get your message across, or alienate your audience.

  10. Results from the poll: what should we include in Start Here?

    Blog
    20th September, 2013

    Two weeks ago I posted a poll asking BetterEvaluation users to select 1-4 topics they consider most important for the Start Here landing page. On behalf of the BetterEvaluation team, I would like to thank everyone for providing their feedback. The information we have received is very useful and we will be mindful of this while reworking the Start Here section.

    The results of the poll are presented in the graph below.

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