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The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly transforming our world.  Individuals, communities and organisations are facing enormous challenges and uncertainty. Limited resources have been further stretched by the climate crisis and unprecedented natural disasters. These global challenges put the Sustainable Development Goals at risk and threaten the well-being of people and the planet.

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Defra (the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) commissioned CECAN (the Centre for Evaluation Complexity Across the Nexus) to deliver a Complexity Evaluation Framework (CEF). The primary purpose of this framework is to equip Defra commissioners of evaluation (which may include analysts and policy makers), with a checklist of core considerations to ensure that evaluations are robust and sufficiently consider the implications of complexity theory. The framework is intended to increase the use and usability of evaluation for both commissioned and internally-led evaluation across the department. The final output is intended to be an actionable complexity evaluation framework, accompanied by a supporting evidence report to be used as a resource in commissioning evaluation.
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From the event website:  The future of work has arrived on the back of the coronavirus, COVID-19. NOBL will host a free day of virtual talks and panels solely focused on the urgently changing nature of work. The majority of our speakers will share real experiments they’ve run at work and the insights gained, win or lose. Our aim is to give attendees a bevy of tools they can try the very next day with their teams.

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From the event invitation: In recent years, the use of “big data” and data linkage has become much more commonplace in research, including policy evaluations, than it used to be a few decades ago. There are several reasons for this, including computational and other technical reasons.

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Meetings and gatherings are vital components of evaluation, including planning meetings, meetings to engage stakeholders, interviews or focus groups for data collection, data parties to analyse or review results, and meetings or events as part of the process of reporting and supporting use. However, as the global effort to contain the COVID-19 virus ramps up, many event organisers are rethinking the wisdom of holding in-person gatherings.

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Deadline to submit a proposal for the conference extended to Monday 16 March.​ Conference theme: Through the lens Evaluation has the power to be a lens that transforms the way we see the world. As evaluators, as people, we wear many lenses that shape what we see and how we focus our vision.

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