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Evaluation practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander settings – Evaluating the evaluations

Better-Admin's picture 27th August 2019 by Better-Admin

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.

Evaluation of Humanitarian Action: A new page

Amelie Sundberg - Neil Dillon - Maria Gill's picture 23rd July 2019 by Amelie Sundberg - Neil Dillon - Maria Gill

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!

Using the BetterEvaluation Resource Library

Alice Macfarlan's picture 18th July 2019 by Alice Macfarlan

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

Steps

Un-boxing NGO evaluation

Alicia McCoy's picture 4th July 2019 by Alicia McCoy

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.

Outcome monitoring in large multi-stakeholder research programmes: Lessons from PRISE

Tiina Pasanen and Kaia Ambrose's picture 18th June 2019 by Tiina Pasanen and Kaia Ambrose

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.

gLOCAL Evaluation Week: Yes, 'gLOCAL'. It is not a typo!

Leo Lemes and Mariana Branco Moreira's picture 28th May 2019 by Leo Lemes and Mariana Branco Moreira

This week's guest blog is in support of the gLOCAL Evaluation week - a series of free events taking place around the globe and online between June 3-7. In this blog, Leo Lemes, Operations Officer, and Mariana Branco Moreira, Evaluation Consultant, both writing from the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group and affiliated with the CLEAR Initiative, introduce the gLOCAL Evaluation Week and suggest ways that you can get involved.

Un-boxing the expert label

Marg Moon's picture 16th May 2019 by Marg Moon

This guest blog is the third 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. Margaret Moon works for SafeWork NSW and is broadly responsible for coordinating evaluation activities and building evaluation capacity across the organisation. She has a background in communication and education and is relatively new to the field of evaluation.

 

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