Search

Primary tabs

Show search hints
Did you mean
results make

Search results

  1. Objectives-Based Evaluation (OBE) for impact investing

    Blog
    13th October, 2020

    Bob Picciotto is a former Director General of the Independent Evaluation Group which oversees evaluation in the International Finance Corporation, an agency dedicated to the promotion of private sector development in developing countries. In this guest blog, he argues that the ethical investment community has much to learn from the Objectives-Based Evaluation (OBE) approach used by the multilateral development banks: OBE rates social and environmental sustainability performance as well as economic and financial returns.

  2. Participation not for you? Four reflections that might just change your mind

    Blog
    12th June, 2015

    ​​​This month we start a series on participation in evaluation by Leslie Groves and Irene Guijt. This blog series aims to explore one simple question: How can we best open up evaluation processes to include those intended to benefit from a specific project, programme or policy? A simple question. Yet one that is surprisingly often not considered or quickly dismissed in international development.

  3. A quick primer on running online events and meetings

    Blog
    13th March, 2020

    Meetings and gatherings are vital components of evaluation. Often these are done face-to-face, however sometimes necessity or practicality makes meeting online the best option.

  4. 52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 21: Framing the evaluation

    Blog
    24th May, 2013

    What’s one of the most common mistakes in planning an evaluation? Going straight to deciding data collection methods. Before you choose data collection methods, you need a good understanding of why the evaluation is being done. We refer to this as framing the evaluation.

  5. Week 46: Rumination #2: Confusing empathy with bias

    Blog
    14th 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.

  6. Learning from exemplars of evaluation

    Blog
    10th November, 2015

    What are the exemplars of evaluation that have helped your learning about evaluation, or that you use to support others' learning?  How can we identify and document exemplars, and support their use?

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

    Blog
    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.

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

    Blog
    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.

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

    Blog
    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. 

Pages