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  1. Positioning participation on the power spectrum

    2nd July, 2015

    In the second blog in the 4-part series about participation in evaluation, Irene Guijt and Leslie Groves focus on making power relationships and values in 'participatory' evaluation processes explicit to avoid tokenistic participation.

  2. Choices about voices

    13th July, 2015

    In this third blog in the participation in evaluation series, Irene Guijt and Leslie Groves share frameworks to approach and make decisions about the level of stakeholder involvement during different evaluation stages.

  3. Participation in evaluation: Q&A With Irene Guijt and Leslie Groves

    29th July, 2015

    In response to popular demand, Irene Guijt and Leslie Groves are holding a Q&A on the reflections presented in their blog series on participation in evaluation. Please join us on Wednesday 29th July from 12:00- 13:00 British Summer Time (click here for timezone convertor).

  4. Still Hesitating? Let's bust some myths around increasing stakeholder participation in evaluation

    22nd July, 2015

    In the final blog in the 4-part series, Leslie Groves and Irene Guijt address some of the most common forms of resistance to increasing levels of participation in evaluation.

  5. Closing the series on participation in evaluation

    10th August, 2015

    On Wednesday, July 29, Leslie Groves and I gave a live Q and A that focused on questions from blog readers. We received so many interesting questions and clearly had too little time for in-depth conversation. Lesson learned for next time – fewer questions to allow time for a more detailed exploration of each.

    The questions we received highlight people’s concerns with respect to making evaluation processes more participatory. We had eight different kinds of questions:

  6. Mobilising Media for Sustainable Outcomes in the Pacific- Symposium

    8th December, 2016

     RMIT University and ABC International Development showcase the research and launch resources resulting from a four year partnership exploring media, communication, technology and social change in the Pacific Island Region. This includes the launch of the IDEAS Guide and IDEAS Facilitators’ Guide, an entry level, practitioner-focused guide to designing and evaluating innovative media and communication projects.  

  7. Storyboard Logic Models Activity


    This worksheet by the Action Evaluation Collective gives a steps by step run down of how to use storyboards to engage people in telling their stories. It's focus is on working with and engaging young people in a participatory process.

  8. Historias institucionales


    La historia institucional (HI) es una narrativa que recoge aspectos centrales de la evolución a través del tiempo de los acuerdos institucionales – las nuevas modalidades de trabajo – y cómo estos han creado y contribuido a modalidades de trabajo más efectivas para alcanzar los objetivos de desarrollo de un proyecto o programa. La HI es elaborada y registrada de manera colaborativa por científicos, agricultores y otras partes interesadas. Una intención clave detrás de las historias institucionales es introducir factores institucionales en la narrativa legítima sobre los éxitos y los fracasos de las organizaciones de investigación.

  9. 52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 36: Supporting appropriate participation in evaluations

    4th September, 2013

    This week BetterEvaluation is at the Australasian Evaluation Society conference in Brisbane, Australia, where the theme is "Evaluation shaping a better future: Priorities, pragmatics, priorities and power".

  10. Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation for Natural Resource Management and Research


    This guide from the Natural Resources Institute (NRI) provides a detailed guide to the use of Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) with a particular emphasis on natural resource management.