Developing a research agenda for impact evaluation

Patricia Rogers and Greet Peersman's picture 13th February 2015 by Patricia Rogers and Greet Peersman

Impact evaluation, like many areas of evaluation, is under-researched. Doing systematic research about evaluation takes considerable resources, and is often constrained by the availability of information about evaluation practice.  Much of the work undertaken in evaluation is not readily visible (see  the recent comments by Drew Cameron on an earlier blog post which provide details about the considerable effort involved in a study of impact evaluations in development).  

EvalYear Cote’ d’Ivoire: Journées Ivoiriennes de l' évaluation (Ivorian Days of Evaluation)

Patricia Rogers's picture 9th February 2015 by Patricia Rogers
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Cette semaine, le Torch évaluation, symbolisant la propagation de la sensibilisation et les connaissances sur l'évaluation, se déplace à la Côte 'd' Ivoire pour 1ière Journées Ivoiriennes de l' évaluation) (JIE 2015).

Impact evaluation: challenges to address

Patricia Rogers and Greet Peersman's picture 23rd January 2015 by Patricia Rogers and Greet Peersman

In 2015, we’re presenting "12 months of BetterEvaluation" - with blog posts focusing each month on a different issue.  This is the first in a series on impact evaluation, our focus for January. 

In development, government and philanthropy, there is increasing recognition of the potential value of impact evaluation. There is dedicated funding available and specific initiatives to develop capacity for both commissioning and conducting impact evaluation, including supporting use of the findings.     

Celebrating EvalWeek in India

Patricia Rogers's picture 19th January 2015 by Patricia Rogers

This week the Evaluation Torch, symbolising the spread of awareness and knowledge about evaluation, travels to India for EvalWeek, focusing on “Evaluations for Good Governance”.

Even if you can’t attend in person, you can attend some events virtually, follow on social media or access materials from the events.

Monday 19 January

EvalWeek will be inaugurated by Shri Rao Inderjit Singh, the Honourable Minister of State for Planning (Independent Charge), at the India Habitat Building, New Delhi.