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This article describes the Eco Evidence analysis framework, a type of causal criteria analysis that uses available evidence to assess support for a hypothesis.
This series presents overviews of impact evaluation and its key strategies and methods.
This report from the Open Data Institute discusses key concepts including ‘data stewardship’, ‘data ethics’, ‘data justice’ ‘data for good’ ‘responsible data’, ‘data sovereignty’, ‘Ind
The provision of infrastructure, community-building, and resources for learning across the field and among grantees was a major feature of the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL)
Like other grant-making organizations, the Open Society Foundations achieve impact largely through the work of its grantees.
Resources to support and inspire better MEL among donors, grantees, and their partners, developed by a global grant-making team.
Each portfolio team within the Economic Justice Program was tasked with creating its own approach to learning and evaluation to address the complex challenges that it was seeking to ad
Though it’s not often acknowledged, funders are almost entirely reliant on grantee MEL practices to understand the impact of their resources in the world.
This brief shares insights from the efforts of The Economic Justice Program (EJP) of the Open Society Foundations' Strategy & Impact Unit to develop a focused, principles‑driven ap
This Footprint Evaluation case study explores the feasibility and value of considering environmental sustainability in the evaluation of personal protective equipment (PPE) provisionin
In this thought paper, Jim Coe and Rhonda Schlangen argue for evaluating effectiveness using a new accountability model.
This blog by Juha Uitto, Director of the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the Global Environment Facility, points out that evaluation needs to take a new, holistic perspective to
“Business-as-usual evaluation will not suffice.
This article invites evaluators to engage with the concept of the Rights of Nature: “recognizing ecosystems and natural communities not as property that can be owned
This report comprehensively considers human development at a time of a new ‘uncertainty complex’ created by layers of uncertainties interacting.
This policy brief “outlines how biodiversity loss is a key driver of emerging infectious diseases and poses a variety of other growing risks to businesses, society an
This resource is a portfolio close-out note that was originally developed for colleagues internally at OSF: It provides an overview of the portfolio (its aims, structure, and scope) al
This resource is a theory of change example that was developed for an anti-corruption portfolio (2016–21); it includes standard theory-of-change components, such as outcomes and activi
These agendas, for grantee “MEL jamborees”, provide a detailed view of not only how an actionable learning event for MEL could be structured but also offer an insight into the interest
This resource is the template that the Economic Justice Program MEL team developed for the portfolio learning agendas of EJP's inaugural strategy.
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