Evaluation in the COVID-19 pandemic mode
by weitzenegger on 7 May 2020 at 19:43
Evaluation in the COVID-19 pandemic mode, Part 1 by Karsten Weitzenegger, updated 7 May 2020 Evaluation can inform global policy decisions during the coronavirus pandemic. However, M&E systems themselves are affected by the current crisis. Here is a quick review of recent literature. This may guide evaluators and managers in
Happy World Development Information Day! #devinfoday
by weitzenegger on 24 October 2019 at 06:51
The UN dedicates its own anniversary on 24 October to Development Information. Since 1972 we celebrate World Development Information Day. Let’s party! “Information and communications technologies have the potential to provide new solutions to development challenges, particularly in the context of globalization, and can foster economic growth, competitiveness, access to
Evaluation of ISO Capacity Building on International Standards
by weitzenegger on 13 April 2019 at 20:15
Karsten Weitzenegger leads the Saana Consulting Team for external evaluation of the Sida-funded capacity-building activities of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). BACKGROUND The launching of the evaluation follows a considerable period of preparation and consultation, and a competitive international tendering process that concluded with the contracting of the selected
How is phytosanitary knowledge managed globally?
by weitzenegger on 21 March 2019 at 13:39
A recent STDF project evaluation on developing training manuals and kits on IPPC standards scored highly on relevance and efficiency. With 20+ global manuals now published, National Plant Protection Organizations have greater access to technical resources. View the guides online and download the evaluation report. The World Trade Organization has contracted Karsten
How the SDGs change evaluation practice: The case of Costa Rica
by weitzenegger on 10 August 2018 at 22:51
Karsten Weitzenegger is contracted by German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) to carry out a meta-analysis of poverty-related reports done in Costa Rica recently. The meta-analysis will serve to systematize achievements, favorable and unfavorable factors and recommendations in relation to the objective of the fight against poverty. During the period
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3ie Development Evidence Portal amplifys the effects of available research
by weitzenegger on 11 May 2020 at 19:37
3ie’s Development Evidence Portal is a comprehensive repository of high-quality evidence on what works in international development, consisting of rigorous studies and synthesis of studies conducted in L&MICs. The portal is a gateway to high-quality impact evaluations, systematic reviews, and evidence gap maps, comprising the most comprehensive resource available for this kind of evidence.
Sida's Poverty Toolbox gathers tools and information to support the analysis and integration of multidimensional poverty
by weitzenegger on 7 July 2019 at 19:45
Sida's Poverty Toolbox gathers tools and information to support the analysis and integration of multidimensional poverty throughout Sida's operations.
5 Ways Technology Can Improve Your M&E - SocialCops
by weitzenegger on 13 June 2019 at 09:52
“5 Ways Technology Can Improve Your M&E” enlists ways in which information, communication and technology can help improve the M&E of your developmental projects.
Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, using knowledge to improve lives and protect the planet.
by weitzenegger on 8 October 2018 at 19:16
Data can fight hunger. That is the belief underpinning a new partnership launched during UNGA last month.
KDnuggets: Machine Learning, Data Science, Big Data, Analytics, AI
by weitzenegger on 27 September 2018 at 17:52
KDnuggets is a leading site on Machine Learning, Data Science, Data Mining, Big Data, and Analytics
Handbook on Negotiating Sustainable Development Provisions in Preferential Trade Agreements | United Nations ESCAP
by weitzenegger on 27 September 2018 at 09:52
This handbook categorises four core sustainable development provisions: environment, labour, human rights, and cooperation and technical assistance. In addition, the handbook also analyses the enforceability framework around different uses of the term “sustainability” in the four core provisions. Furthermore, the handbook offers comprehensive recommendations for the negotiation process as well as monitoring and evaluation of RTAs for sustainability.
Evaluation reports on international media assistance in the CAMECO library
by weitzenegger on 25 September 2018 at 18:39
CAMECO has collected openly accessible publications of media assistance evaluations.
Evaluation for Development. A focus on the Global South.
by weitzenegger on 7 July 2018 at 08:08
This blog by Zenda Ofir is aimed at those of us who want to keep up with the newest developments in evaluation, and who want to push its boundaries so that evaluation can contribute successfully to sustainable development worldwide.
Assessing the impact of governance programmes: GIZ support to citizen participation in local governance in Benin: Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik
by weitzenegger on 2 July 2018 at 09:25
To support citizen participation successfully, international actors should concentrate on a few mechanisms – following the motto „less is more“ - and refrain from experimenting with a high number of approaches at the same time in order to ensure clear communication to the partner municipalities. Focusing on a few approaches facilitates the goal of building sustainable institutions.
Mapping of existing Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluations | International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation
by weitzenegger on 16 June 2018 at 21:14
The IOCE mapping found a total 158 VOPEs, out of which 135 are at national level, while 23 at regional and international level. The total number of VOPEs verified (that have either responded to the survey and/or have an active website) by the mapping is 96. 110 countries have been found to have a VOPE.
Effective evaluation for the Sustainable Development Goals | International Institute for Environment and Development
by weitzenegger on 16 June 2018 at 21:10
Evaluation processes will play a key role in national and global review systems for the Sustainable Development Goals. IIED and EVALSDGs are publishing a series of briefings about evaluation designed to help promote effective conduct and use of evaluation in SDGs implementation, follow-up and review.
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