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  • A framework for context analysis

    Originally posted on intelligent measurement: Here is an interesting tool to help with context analysis: ‘Context Matters’ framework – to support evidence-informed policy making.  The tool is interactive and you can view the different elements from various perspectives. Designed to support the use of knowledge in policy-making, it could also be of interest to researchers

  • What does it mean to ‘un-box’ evaluation?

    Originally posted on blog.weitzenegger.de: For Jade Maloney, un-boxing evaluation is about opening evaluation up to end users to enable understanding and ownership, and being open to what can be learned from community. It requires a conversation about the basis on which we value, who does the valuing and the boundaries of evaluation. Jade’s blog is the first

  • New UNDP Evaluation Guidelines in line with Agenda 2030 and the SDGs

    UNDP is committed to transparency and accountability and places great value in learning from its work in order to continue improving its performance. The previous Handbooks on Monitoring and Evaluation have served the organization well for more than a decade with over 1 million downloads. However, changes globally and across UNDP including the adoption of… Read More New UNDP Evaluation Guidelines in line with Agenda 2030 and the SDGs

  • Improving the quality of evaluations in institutions – Caroline Heider, Director General of IEG/WB

    The interview below was done by the Evaluation Support Service (ESS), a service to Unit 04 Results, Evaluation and Business Processes, of DG DEVCO. It addresses the critical question of the role of evaluations in generating knowledge on Aid, and helping the institution to learn from its experience. https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/HJ0cWQo9JU8?rel=0&showinfo=0 When it comes to learning – and notably learning from… Read More Improving the quality of evaluations in institutions – Caroline Heider, Director General of IEG/WB

  • IEG Director General Caroline Heider’s retrospective after 7 years

    Read the third and final post of Caroline Heider’s retrospective of her 7 years at the helm of IEG. “To sum up, looking back at my seven years at IEG, it has been a period of transformational change, but one that was gradual, organic, iterative. No big blue-prints, no fancy strategy documents, but small steps… Read More IEG Director General Caroline Heider’s retrospective after 7 years

  • Endline findings of the Millennium Villages in Northern Ghana Impact Evaluation (MVEval)

    Itad is pleased to announce the publication of the endline findings of the Millennium Villages in Northern Ghana Impact Evaluation (MVEval). Go to MVEval findings: http://mvevalonline.itad.com This independent, mixed method impact evaluation, surveyed over 2,000 households from within 35 villages in the project site and included three qualitative longitudinal studies that collected evidence on institutional… Read More Endline findings of the Millennium Villages in Northern Ghana Impact Evaluation (MVEval)

  • Lessons from World Vision: Mandatory indicators don’t work!

    Originally posted on ngo performance: Here’s another powerful experiment by a major NGO on how to measure results. It’s from World Vision, a few years ago. The experiment was to roll out the same 12 standard impact indicators across all their programmes, worldwide. (World Vision currently works in over 80 countries worldwide.) I’m greatly impressed

  • Candice Morkel’s Six Top Tips for YEEs

    Evaluation for Development New content has been added at Zenda Ofir’s blog. Candice Morkel’s Six Top Tips for YEEs **6 min read** Candice is a livewire at CLEAR-AA in Johannesburg. Together with another livewire colleague, Mokgophana Ramasobana, she is responsible for, among others, the Development Evaluation Training Programme in Africa (DETPA, also known as the… Read More Candice Morkel’s Six Top Tips for YEEs

  • Tips for young / emerging evaluators

    Originally posted on intelligent measurement:  The Evaluation for Development blog from Zenda Ofir has been collating tips for young / emerging evaluators – that even experienced evaluators will find interesting. Here are some highlights: From Zenda herself: Top Tip 1. Open your mind. Read Top Tip 2. Be mindful and explicit about what frames and shapes

  • Networking mapping as an evaluation tool

    Originally posted on intelligent measurement: I’ve posted previously about network mapping as an evaluation tool and recently I had the opportunity to use network mapping for an evaluation. In an evaluation of the Shifting the Power project we were interested to see how local networks of NGOs had grown over the three years of t