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  • 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 […]

  • Infographics to present evaluation findings

    Originally posted on intelligent measurement: I’ve posted previously about using infographics to summarise evaluation findings; here is a recent example of using an infographic to present research results (click on the image to see a larger version); admittedly we packed a lot into this infographic – but still a good summary! […]

  • Monitoring Peace, Evaluating Institutions, Building Capacity

    A Data-Driven Conversation on SDG 16 and its Upcoming 2019 Review Apply now to follow this free UNITAR event. It  will include a brief desk review based on a selection of national voluntary reviews, a reflection on the availability and measurement of indicators on SDG 16 by the data initiative with an eye to lessons… Read More Monitoring Peace, Evaluating Institutions, Building Capacity […]

  • Are the DAC Evaluation Criteria still relevant?

    Participate in the Global Consultation! OECD DAC has started a process of exploring the adaptation of the DAC Evaluation Criteria to the new development context and landscape. The Survey at dacevaluationcriteria.org is open to all stakeholders in the evaluation profession and the broader development community in what will be a broad based consultative process. The… Read More Are the DAC Evaluation Criteria still relevant? […]