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Evaluation practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander settings – Evaluating the evaluations

Better-Admin's picture 27th November 2019 by Better-Admin

A new project is underway to make the BetterEvaluation website more useful for those conducting or managing evaluations involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. As part of this, BetterEvaluation is working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to share and promote their evaluation methods and processes, and to facilitate their feedback and reviews on evaluations that have been conducted in their communities or regions.

Beyond the Evaluation Box – Social Innovation with Ingrid Burkett

Rae Fry and Ingrid Burkett's picture 2nd September 2019 by Rae Fry and Ingrid Burkett

This blog is the fifth in our series about un-boxing evaluation – the theme of aes19 in Sydney. The series is designed to generate a global discussion of the theme ‘un-boxing evaluation’ and what it means for our profession and practice. Associate Professor Ingrid Burkett, Co-Director of the Yunus Social Business Centre at Griffith University, wants evaluators to get beyond the evaluation box and work with other disciplines. She is a social designer, designing processes, products and knowledge that deepen social impact and facilitate social innovation. Ingrid Burkett spoke to Rae Fry.

Evaluation of Humanitarian Action: A new page

Amelie Sundberg - Neil Dillon - Maria Gill's picture 23rd July 2019 by Amelie Sundberg - Neil Dillon - Maria Gill

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!

Using the BetterEvaluation Resource Library

Alice Macfarlan's picture 18th July 2019 by Alice Macfarlan

BetterEvaluation has over 1600 resources on evaluation tasks and options, with more being added each week. These include overviews, guides, examples, tools or toolkits, and discussion papers. Read the below guide for tips on how to find what you are after.

Finding a resource in the BetterEvaluation library

Option 1. Search for a resource via keywords

Steps

Un-boxing NGO evaluation

Alicia McCoy's picture 4th July 2019 by Alicia McCoy

This blog is the fourth in our 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. In this post, Alicia McCoy (Head of Research and Evaluation at Beyond Blue) discusses her own experiences in 'un-boxing' evaluation by challenging her assumptions about what evaluation 'is', and how the NGO sector can benefit from this un-boxing.

Talking about visuals: A discussion with graphic recorder Katherine Haugh

KatHaugh's picture 2nd July 2019 by KatHaugh

Often referred to as 'visual note-taking', graphic recording is a method that merges data collection and reporting to create a visual record of a discussion. In this blog, Alice Macfarlan asks graphic recorder Katherine Haugh about her work and passion for translating what she hears into a visual recollection of key points that can be shared with a group in real-time. Katherine is also the author of BetterEvaluation's option page on graphic recording.

Outcome monitoring in large multi-stakeholder research programmes: Lessons from PRISE

Tiina Pasanen and Kaia Ambrose's picture 18th June 2019 by Tiina Pasanen and Kaia Ambrose

This guest blog by Tiina Pasanen and Kaia Ambrose discusses how the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-arid Economies (PRISE) project approached the challenge of coming up with an outcome monitoring system that considered the dynamics and complexities involved in a multi-project, multi-country and multi-partner research consortium and shares some key lessons to come out of this. Feature image credit: Lancelot Ehode Soumelong.

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