This paper is one of two documents submitted by Becca Smith related to the use of the SenseMaker approach to evaluate attitudes towards girls’ education in Ethiopia. This brief gives a methodological overview of child-centred research and the use of SenseMaker.
This paper is one of two documents submitted by Becca Smith related to the use of the SenseMaker approach to evaluate attitudes towards girls’ education among pastoralist communities in the Afar region of Ethiopia. View the accompanying methodological background brief, which discusses the use of SenseMaker and child-centred research.
This collection gathers eight stories from around the world about evaluations that have made a difference to the lives of people. These stories collectively represent a range of approaches to evaluation, making it clear that there is no one 'right' way to do evaluation that leads to improvements in people’s lives. This project was supported through an EvalPartners-Innovation Challenge grant, which aimed to strengthen the demand for and use of evaluation to inform policy making during the International Year of Evaluation (2015).
What is the value of evaluation and can stories provide a good way of communicating evaluation findings? In this guest blog post, Martha McGuire introduces the project, 'Evaluations that make a difference', a collection of eight evaluation stories from around the world about the ways in which evaluations contributed to making an impact, from the perspectives of the users and beneficiaries who have been involved in the evaluations.