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  1. Designing and Implementing a Monitoring and Evaluation System workshop (30 Jul, 31 Jul, 1 Aug, 2 Aug 2018 Sydney)

    30th July, 2018 to 2nd August, 2018

    This workshop draws on the text book ‘Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks’ (SAGE, 2016) authored by Anne Markiewicz and Ian Patrick. It presents a clear and staged conceptual model for the systematic development and implementation of an M&E System. The workshop has been developed with four separate, but inter-related components, with one presented each day. People can choose to participate in the full program or part of the program dependent upon their experience and needs.

  2. Terms of Use


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  3. Participatory monitoring with the Littlewell Working Group (2015)



    Overview of the project

    Overview of the evaluator and the evaluation

    Assessment of good practice – how was the evaluation rated?

    Putting principles into practice – how was it done?

    Overview of the project

    Littlewell was a former Aboriginal Reserve located on the outskirts of Mingenew, a small town 100km south east of Geraldton in WA. Littlewell Reserve was established in 1898 and ran until the early 1970s when it was closed down after the residents moved to town-based accommodation in Mingenew and surrounding towns. The reserve was divested to the Mingenew Shire and in recent years the site was in danger of being developed into a bulk grain handling area. This sparked the former residents of Littlewell into action to preserve the Littlewell Reserve for future generations and the Littlewell Working Group (consisting of former residents and their family members) was established. Littlewell has a rich history of connection and belonging but also a history of hardship and trauma for many local Aboriginal families.

    Indigenous Community Volunteers (ICV) has been working with Littlewell community now for five years. The Working Group originally sought support from ICV to assist with writing funding applications for the reserve, but ICV has remained involved with Littlewell ever since. Between 2014-2018, ICV has worked with Littlewell on two projects – Littlewell Submission Writing Project (2014-2017) and Littlewell Oral History Project (2015-2018). Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) was incorporated into these practical, hands-on activities resulting in the development of a heritage trail and video recordings to preserve the history of the community.

    Littlewell won the 2019 Caring for Country National NAIDOC Award.

  4. Code of Conduct for the BetterEvaluation team


    Culturally safe evaluation practice with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

    As part of this project, we are working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to share and promote their evaluation methods and processes.

    We are also working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to facilitate their feedback and reviews on evaluations that have been conducted in their communities or regions.

  5. The Evaluator as Facilitator: Considerations for Good Facilitation Practice

    10th February, 2021

    Before I joined TCC Group as an evaluation and learning consultant, I was a therapist. My days consisted of listening to people as they tried to navigate and make meaning of their lives. It was during this season of my life that I came to be a steadfast believer in the importance of having good facilitation skills. Good facilitation skills are essential for drawing out meaningful insights during an exchange.

  6. Mentoring

    Evaluation Option
    Mustang Mentoring 2011 By Brian Ujiie

    Mentoring is a process where people are able to share their professional and personal experiences in order to support their development and growth in all spheres of life. Generally mentoring is a one to one relationship where a person with more experience in an area or organisation is paired with someone who wishes to develop their skills and abilities in order to perform at a higher level. 

  7. Week 44: Anecdote as Epithet- Rumination #1 from Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods

    3rd November, 2014

    The 4th edition of Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods by Michael Quinn Patton will be published in mid-November, 2014. A new feature is one personal “rumination” in each chapter.

  8. Gender Analysis

    Development Theme

    Whether you are an evaluator or someone commissioning evaluation, any intervention to be evaluated that takes place within human society and involves human interactions will have gendered dimensions. And that means that you as an evaluator should be able to identify and analyse those gendered dimensions.

  9. User feedback on the difference between evaluation and research


    This page contains thoughts from the BetterEvaluation community provided in response to the blog post on Ways of framing the difference between research and evaluation.

    There is a follow up blog on this topic here.

  10. Adapting evaluation in the time of COVID-19 — Part 2: DEFINE

    28th May, 2020

    The Covid-19 pandemic has led to rapid changes in the activities and goals of many organisations, whether these relate to addressing direct health impacts, the consequential economic and social impacts or to the need to change the way things are done. Evaluation needs to support organisations to use evidence to plan these changes, to implement them effectively, and to understand whether or how they work – in short to articulate an appropriate theory of change and use it well.