Looking back and looking forward after the International Year of Evaluation

Patricia Rogers's picture 5th January 2016 by Patricia Rogers

Happy New Year!  The International Year of Evaluation has ended and a new year has begun.

We're delighted to have been part of the celebrations and discussions about an agenda for international evaluation for the future - and to be planning to contribute to the next steps in improving evaluation theory and practice around the world.

Here are some reflections back on the year that was - and some sneak peeks at the year ahead.

Evaluation led by children (x-post from Gender And Evaluation)

Rituu B Nanda's picture 9th December 2015 by Rituu B Nanda

This is a discussion led by Rituu B Nanda regarding Laura Hughston's report which presents a child-led evaluation of a multi-sectoral programme in Cambodia seeking to empower adolescent girls and address the challenges they face accessing quality education. The original discussion can be found on Gender and Evaluation.

Gender injustice and inequality: what helps in assessing impact?

Gillian Fletcher's picture 20th November 2015 by Gillian Fletcher

This week, EvalPartners will be launching EvalGender+, the global partnership for equity-focused and gender-responsive evaluations. The launch is part of the Global Evaluation Week in Kathmandu to celebrate the International Year of Evaluation.

Gillian Fletcher's blog and new resource on Addressing Gender in Impact Evaluation is, thus, particularly timely. A lot has been written about gender impact but what is important to consider?

M&E resources: send us what you've found useful!

Nick Herft's picture 14th August 2015 by Nick Herft

We're trialling a new format for member-contributed resources and we want you to try it out. This new format focuses on collecting more descriptive information from the contributor about how they used the resource and who they think would find it useful. Our goal is to build a collection of relevant1 & credible resources, with descriptions that enable people to quickly determine if the resource will be applicable to their needs.

Closing the series on participation in evaluation

Leslie Groves and Irene Guijt's picture 10th August 2015 by Leslie Groves and Irene Guijt

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:

Lancement officiel du le Réseau francophone des évaluateurs émergents (RF-Ee)

Marie Gervais's picture 23rd June 2015 by Marie Gervais
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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.