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Blog24th May, 2014
Simon Hearn continues BetterEvaluation’s theme on the monitoring and evaluation of policy change by suggesting a set of measures to help those struggling to monitor the slippery area of policy influence and advocacy. For more on this theme, see Josephine Tsui’s blog on attribution and contribution in the M&E of advocacy and Julia Coffman’s on innovations in advocacy evaluation.
Blog15th October, 2013
You'll find hundreds of evaluation resources on the BetterEvaluation site. Some have come from recommendations by stewards. Some have come from our writeshop project or design clinics. And there are great resources that have been recommended by BetterEvaluation users. This week we are highlighting some of these user-recommended resources, how you can find the latest new material, and how you tell us your recommendations.
Blog23rd July, 2019
ALNAP is delighted to launch the ‘Evaluation of Humanitarian Action’ theme page in partnership with BetterEvaluation. We hope that this page will serve as a useful directory for evaluators and commissioners alike who are looking for guidance and help with navigating the choppy waters of Evaluation of Humanitarian Action (EHA). We welcome you to explore!
Blog13th August, 2013
In the second part of our mini-series on monitoring and evaluating policy influence, Arnaldo Pellini, Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute, explores a project supporting research centres in Australia to monitor their impact on health policy in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Arnaldo explores the main challenges and makes some recommendations for others looking at the M&E of policy influence.
Blog21st January, 2019
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Blog18th June, 2014
If you've visited BetterEvaluation before March this year, you've probably noticed the site looks a little different to how it used to look. But have you noticed the other changes? Here are some useful features you may not have noticed, and new features to expect in the next few months.
Blog11th April, 2018
On April 16 over a thousand communication for development (C4D) researchers and practitioners descend on Indonesia for the Social and Behaviour Change Summit (SBCC). Among them will be members of the Evaluating C4D research team: Professor Jo Tacchi (Loughborough University), Dr Jessica Noske-Turner (University of Leicester), Dr Linje Manyozo (RMIT University), and Rafael Obregon and Ketan Chitnis (UNICEF C4D). Together we will launch the new Evaluating C4D Resource Hub.
Blog6th May, 2014
We’ve talked before on this blog about evaluating advocacy interventions. One of the hottest debates is how and to what extent it is possible to establish causation in advocacy programmes. Here, Josephine Tsui, a Research Officer at ODI and co-author of a new report ‘Monitoring and evaluation of policy influence and advocacy’, explains the issues and how we can approach this thorny issue.
Blog31st July, 2013
Willy Pradel and Gordon Prain from the International Potato Centre in Lima, Peru and Donald Cole from the University of Toronto discuss the evaluation they recently conducted which applied a mixed-methods approach to capture and understand a wide variety of changes to organic markets in the Central Andes region. This case demonstrates a good rationale for choosing a mixed-method design and also an authentic implementation that effectively mixes quantitative and qualitative data to enhance the value of each.