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.
Welcome to the BetterEvaluation blog for 2020! You might have noticed a gap in our blogs and newsletters as we've been working behind the scenes on some big changes for the next stage of BetterEvaluation. We will be sharing more details with you soon.
Strengthening evaluation capacity of individuals, organisations and systems continues to be a major focus for BetterEvaluation so in this blog we present 7 ways that might be useful when planning how to do evaluation better in 2020.
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.
This guest blog by Elsa de Morais Sarmento, Carla Félix, and Mariana Branco discusses the importance of language to credible evaluation in Lusophone countries.
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.
This blog is the fifth 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. This post's guest author Nerida Buckley discusses how un-boxing evaluation can benefit from looking at practices from developmental and agile approaches.
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!
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
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.
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.