Evaluation Archive

  • Five opportunities to change what and how we evaluate as we take on three ambitious development agendas. Caroline Heider, Director General of the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), World Bank shares five opportunities to change what and how we evaluate as we take on three ambitious development agendas. Source: Evaluation 2030 – What Does the Future Look Like? | Independent Evaluation Group

    Evaluation 2030 – What Does the Future Look Like? | Independent Evaluation Group

    Five opportunities to change what and how we evaluate as we take on three ambitious development agendas. Caroline Heider, Director General of the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), World Bank shares five opportunities to change what and how we evaluate as we take on three ambitious development agendas. Source: Evaluation 2030 – What Does the Future Look Like? | Independent Evaluation Group

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  • The European Evaluation Society is promoting the creation of a Topical Working Group (TWG) focused on Gender and Evaluation. The large number of presentations on gender at the last EES Biennial Conference (Praha, 2010), the recent development of gender-sensitive methodologies and the increase of evaluative practices related to gender equality have all motivated us to set up this Working Group and we would like to invite you to join the EES and participate in it. The goal of this Working Group – conceived as an exchange forum for EES members – is to produce knowledge and promote exchange about integrating the gender dimension in evaluation. This includes Human-Rights based approaches and equity-focused evaluations, evaluation of specific gender actions as well as of gender components of larger policies or programmes, evaluation of gender mainstreaming strategies, feminist and gender-sensitive evaluations, and evaluation from a gender perspective. With this TWG we also aim […]

    Invitation to join the Topical Working Group (TWG) on ‘Gender and Evaluation’

    The European Evaluation Society is promoting the creation of a Topical Working Group (TWG) focused on Gender and Evaluation. The large number of presentations on gender at the last EES Biennial Conference (Praha, 2010), the recent development of gender-sensitive methodologies and the increase of evaluative practices related to gender equality have all motivated us to set up this Working Group and we would like to invite you to join the EES and participate in it. The goal of this Working Group – conceived as an exchange forum for EES members – is to produce knowledge and promote exchange about integrating the gender dimension in evaluation. This includes Human-Rights based approaches and equity-focused evaluations, evaluation of specific gender actions as well as of gender components of larger policies or programmes, evaluation of gender mainstreaming strategies, feminist and gender-sensitive evaluations, and evaluation from a gender perspective. With this TWG we also aim […]

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  • Innovations for Poverty Action http://www.poverty-action.org is a US nonprofit dedicated to discovering what works to help the world’s poor. We design and evaluate programs in real contexts with real people, and provide hands-on assistance to bring successful programs to scale. IPA uses randomized evaluations because they provide the highest quality and most reliable answers to what works and what does not. We also repeat studies in different countries to test if findings are really transferable.

    IPA is fighting Poverty with Innovation, Evidence and Action

    Innovations for Poverty Action http://www.poverty-action.org is a US nonprofit dedicated to discovering what works to help the world’s poor. We design and evaluate programs in real contexts with real people, and provide hands-on assistance to bring successful programs to scale. IPA uses randomized evaluations because they provide the highest quality and most reliable answers to what works and what does not. We also repeat studies in different countries to test if findings are really transferable.

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  • Development practitioners and donors are gearing up for the Busan meeting on Aid Effectiveness later this month, which will focus on results. But will this renewed commitment translate into a more systematic use of evidence in policymaking? To promote better use of evidence, 3ie is launching a Commitment to Evaluation index. The index will score donor agency and government use of evidence, identifying and rewarding progress and good practice. The index will be piloted next year for donor agencies, recognizing donors making systematic use of evidence, thus providing an incentive to others to do the same. 3ie’s initiative follows the example of other successful attempts to use awards or indexes to focus the attention of policymakers. Indexes such as the UN Development Programme’s Human Development index, Transparency International’s Corruption Perception index, and the Centre for Global Development’s new Quality of ODA (QuODA) index have raised awareness on key issues and […]

    Consultation: how can commitment to evaluation be measured? Does it matter? Survey

    Development practitioners and donors are gearing up for the Busan meeting on Aid Effectiveness later this month, which will focus on results. But will this renewed commitment translate into a more systematic use of evidence in policymaking? To promote better use of evidence, 3ie is launching a Commitment to Evaluation index. The index will score donor agency and government use of evidence, identifying and rewarding progress and good practice. The index will be piloted next year for donor agencies, recognizing donors making systematic use of evidence, thus providing an incentive to others to do the same. 3ie’s initiative follows the example of other successful attempts to use awards or indexes to focus the attention of policymakers. Indexes such as the UN Development Programme’s Human Development index, Transparency International’s Corruption Perception index, and the Centre for Global Development’s new Quality of ODA (QuODA) index have raised awareness on key issues and […]

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  • The OECD-DAC Quality Standards for Development Evaluation, built through international consensus, provide a guide to good practice. They are not intended to be used as a development evaluation manual, but they outline the key quality dimensions for each phase of a typical evaluation process: defining purpose, planning, designing, implementing, reporting, and learning from and using evaluation results. Principles informing the whole of the evaluation process are transparency and independence; integrity and respect for diversity; partnership, coordination and alignment; capacity development; and quality control. via GSDRC: display.

    OECD-DAC Quality Standards for Development Evaluation

    The OECD-DAC Quality Standards for Development Evaluation, built through international consensus, provide a guide to good practice. They are not intended to be used as a development evaluation manual, but they outline the key quality dimensions for each phase of a typical evaluation process: defining purpose, planning, designing, implementing, reporting, and learning from and using evaluation results. Principles informing the whole of the evaluation process are transparency and independence; integrity and respect for diversity; partnership, coordination and alignment; capacity development; and quality control. via GSDRC: display.

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  • evaluation-conference.de – Home. BMZ/GIZ-conference Systemic Approaches in Evaluation (25-26 January 2011, Eschborn/Germany). Here you will find the full documentation of the conference including the keynote speech, a summary of the panel discussion and the main findings of the conference. The visual facilitation and photos are also available.

    BMZ/GIZ-conference Systemic Approaches in Evaluation

    evaluation-conference.de – Home. BMZ/GIZ-conference Systemic Approaches in Evaluation (25-26 January 2011, Eschborn/Germany). Here you will find the full documentation of the conference including the keynote speech, a summary of the panel discussion and the main findings of the conference. The visual facilitation and photos are also available.

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  • ecd_writing_TORs.pdf (application/pdf Object). Writing Terms of Reference for an Evalulation: A How-To Guide The terms of reference (ToR) document defines all aspects of how a consultant or a team will conduct an evaluation. It defines the objectives and the scope of the evaluation, outlines the responsibilities of the consultant or team, and provides a clear description of the resources available to conduct the study. Developing an accurate and wellspecified ToR is a critical step in managing a high-quality evaluation. This publication provides a step-by-step guide to preparing effective TORs for evaluation.

    Writing Terms of Reference for an Evalulation: A How-To Guide

    ecd_writing_TORs.pdf (application/pdf Object). Writing Terms of Reference for an Evalulation: A How-To Guide The terms of reference (ToR) document defines all aspects of how a consultant or a team will conduct an evaluation. It defines the objectives and the scope of the evaluation, outlines the responsibilities of the consultant or team, and provides a clear description of the resources available to conduct the study. Developing an accurate and wellspecified ToR is a critical step in managing a high-quality evaluation. This publication provides a step-by-step guide to preparing effective TORs for evaluation.

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  • Newsletter 1/2011. News * Commitment by the German Development Ministry at the Berlin International Green Week – and at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) * Managing development in rural regions in West Africa * Capacity Development for Agriculture and Rural Sectors: Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment * New PRO-AGRO series launched

    Rural 21 Newsletter 1/2011

    Newsletter 1/2011. News * Commitment by the German Development Ministry at the Berlin International Green Week – and at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) * Managing development in rural regions in West Africa * Capacity Development for Agriculture and Rural Sectors: Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment * New PRO-AGRO series launched

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  • The Asian Development Bank’s Board of Directors today approved a series of measures to further enhance the independence and overall effectiveness of ADB’s operations evaluation function. ”These initiatives will further enhance the independence and effectiveness of ADB’s evaluation function and will place it at the forefront of international evaluation practice,” said Executive Director, Mr Phil Bowen, chair of the Working Group which also comprised fellow Executive Directors, Mr Howard Brown and Mr. Wencai Zhang, and ADB Managing Director General, Mr Rajat M. Nag. The measures include extending the term of the Director General of the Operations Evaluation Department (OED) to five years from three years on a non-renewable basis; and the position to be appointed by ADB’s Board, upon the recommendation of the Development Effectiveness Committee of the Board, in consultation with the ADB President. The Director General’s performance will be subject to annual review by the Chair of the […]

    ADB Approves Measures to Enhance Operations Evaluation Function

    The Asian Development Bank’s Board of Directors today approved a series of measures to further enhance the independence and overall effectiveness of ADB’s operations evaluation function. ”These initiatives will further enhance the independence and effectiveness of ADB’s evaluation function and will place it at the forefront of international evaluation practice,” said Executive Director, Mr Phil Bowen, chair of the Working Group which also comprised fellow Executive Directors, Mr Howard Brown and Mr. Wencai Zhang, and ADB Managing Director General, Mr Rajat M. Nag. The measures include extending the term of the Director General of the Operations Evaluation Department (OED) to five years from three years on a non-renewable basis; and the position to be appointed by ADB’s Board, upon the recommendation of the Development Effectiveness Committee of the Board, in consultation with the ADB President. The Director General’s performance will be subject to annual review by the Chair of the […]

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  • TrainEval is an advanced training programme for evaluation in development, which has been adapted to the specific requirements of the EC evaluation approach. It has successfully been implemented since 2008 and is now going into its 4th round. Development co-operation (DC) of the European countries as well as the European Commission has a long history of conducting evaluations. Evaluation processes and methods have continuously been systematised and elaborated. Consequently, donor agencies expect from their evaluators a high degree of professionalism and expertise in up to date and versatile methods. Increasingly complex DC interventions (programming, sector or thematic strategies, SWAP, budget support) as well as impact based evaluations require an extensive knowledge of these methods. As response to these requirements, AGEG Consultants eG together with Euronet Consulting EEIG has developed a tailor-made training programme, which provides participants with the necessary insights and a tool box of methods for conducting evaluations based […]

    TrainEval – An advanced training programme for evaluation in development

    TrainEval is an advanced training programme for evaluation in development, which has been adapted to the specific requirements of the EC evaluation approach. It has successfully been implemented since 2008 and is now going into its 4th round. Development co-operation (DC) of the European countries as well as the European Commission has a long history of conducting evaluations. Evaluation processes and methods have continuously been systematised and elaborated. Consequently, donor agencies expect from their evaluators a high degree of professionalism and expertise in up to date and versatile methods. Increasingly complex DC interventions (programming, sector or thematic strategies, SWAP, budget support) as well as impact based evaluations require an extensive knowledge of these methods. As response to these requirements, AGEG Consultants eG together with Euronet Consulting EEIG has developed a tailor-made training programme, which provides participants with the necessary insights and a tool box of methods for conducting evaluations based […]

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