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?
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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:
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.
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.
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.
Ça y est! Le Réseau francophone des évaluateurs émergents a été officiellement lancé le 26 mai 2015 à Montréal, Québec à l’occasion du 36e congrès de la Société canadienne d’évaluation! (la présentation PPT). Ce lancement a été commandité par Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Overseas Development Institute (ODI) has published a “10 things to know about evaluation” infographic, in support of the International Year of Evaluation. I was part of the team that drafted it and over 9 months, 8 meetings and 16 revisions I discovered just how difficult it can be to communicate a complicated set of ideas to a non-expert audience.
This week is Evaluation Week in Mexico 2015, sponsored by Clear (Regional Centers for Learning on Evaluation and Results), AMEXCID (Agencia Mexicana de Cooperatión Internacional Para el Desarrollo), Coneval, SHCP (Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público), CIDE (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas A.C.).
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.