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This blog from the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) highlights the role of geospatial data in understanding change in phenomena, and answering questions of relevance and effectiveness of development interventions.
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This episode from the IEG podcast 'What have we learned' features Brenda Barbour and Jos Vaessen discussing the opportunities and challenges of using innovative technologies with evaluation data. 
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The information provided was supplied by Alice Macfarlan.  In this journal article, Jane Davidson advocates for better evaluation practice by picking apart four common practices in academic and social research that evaluators might inappropriately apply when working in the field of evaluation.

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This blog by Stephanie Evergreen curates a number of examples of engaging executive summaries and evaluation reports. The focus is on highlighting effective visual design of these reporting formats. This resource and the following information was contributed by Alice Macfarlan.

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This guide outlines a step-by-step participatory process for developing a performance story report in the context of ‘performance story evaluation’ and natural resource management, but can be used for monitoring and in other contexts.
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This blog by Jo Hall and Patricia Rogers provides an update on the Global Partnership for Better Monitoring project. Earlier this year, we published a blog asking for your input into a project to improve our collective understanding and practice of the monitoring function. This project (the Global Partnership for Better Monitoring, or, 'BetterMonitoring'), is being run in partnership with UNICEF and others and is now approaching the close of Phase 1.

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