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  1. Data party

    Participatory data analysis
    Evaluation Option

    A data party is a time-limited event of several hours where diverse stakeholders come together to collectively analyse data that have been collected.  They provide interpretations of what the data mean and the implications for action.  This process can improve the quality of interpretation, by bringing additional information that can be used to interpret evaluation data, supports dialogue across diverse perspectives about the credibility and implications of data, and builds support for using the findings.  The event is intended to be an enjoyable experience, including food and relationship building.  

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

    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. What does it mean to ‘un-box’ evaluation?

    30th January, 2019

    This guest blog by Jade Maloney is the first in a series about un-boxing evaluation – the theme of aes19 in Sydney, Australia. The series is designed to generate a global discussion of the theme ‘un-boxing evaluation’ and what that means for our profession and practice. Jade Maloney is co-convenor of aes19. She is also a Partner at ARTD Consultants, specialising in design and evaluation with people with disability and in the disability sector.