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Using Developmental Evaluation to Design and Implement Public Health Programs During Times of Crisis by Emily Costello, Julia Bleser, Tracy Wharton, Shakiera Causey, and Oscar Espinosa

Hello, we are Emily Costello, Julia Bleser, Tracy Wharton, Shakiera Causey, and Oscar Espinosa, and are the National Network of Public Health Institutes’ Research and Evaluation Team. For the last few years, we have been collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to evaluate public health-focused programs addressing many of the challenges and …

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Why They Call It Developmental Evaluation When They Mean Evaluative Friendship by Sara Vaca

Dear AEA365 readers, I’m Sara Vaca, independent consultant and frequent Saturday contributor and I’m thrilled because one of my present commitments is working again with UNFPA, with the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (fascinating region), facilitating their first Developmental Evaluation (and mine!), and I am fascinated by how this approach I’ve heard and …

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SIM TIG Week: Developmental evaluation provides outcomes in real-time by Olivia Rebanal

My name is Olivia M. Rebanal, Director of Inclusive Food Systems at Capital Impact Partners, a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a 35-year history of expanding equity and justice in underinvested communities. As a CDFI, our mission is to create communities of opportunity across the country through mission-driven lending, incubating social impact programs, …

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EPE TIG Week: The Importance of Developmental Evaluation in the Changing Energy Landscape by Katie Cary

Hello from Katie Cary! I’m a senior consultant with EMI Consulting, an evaluation and consulting firm based in Seattle, Washington that focuses on energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and policies. Our firm predominantly works as evaluators and research partners for utility clients. More than ever, these utilities face an uncertain future for their energy …

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IE TIG Week: The case for Developmental Evaluation Frameworks by Lauren Bloem

My name is Lauren Bloem, Manager of Monitoring and Evaluation for AchieveMpls. We provide comprehensive services for Minneapolis youth focused on career and college readiness, in partnership with the Minneapolis Public School District and the City of Minneapolis. Framing internal evaluation as a learning opportunity and not only an accountability task can be a challenge. …

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Ed Eval TIG Week: Applying Developmental Evaluation in the Education Sector by Chad Green and Keiko Kuji-Shikatani

Hi, I’m Chad Green, program analyst at Loudoun County Public Schools in northern Virginia.  Over the past year I’ve been seeking developmental evaluation (DE) practitioners in school districts throughout the U.S. and abroad. Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Keiko Kuji-Shikatani (C.E.) who is an educator and internal evaluator with the Ontario Ministry of …

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The “Burning Question”: A Simple Tool to Focus Developmental Evaluation on What Matters by Peter Rudiak-Gould and Rochelle Zorzi

Hi there fellow evaluators. We’re Peter Rudiak-Gould and Rochelle Zorzi, evaluation consultants (and obsessive seekers of better ways to do things) at Cathexis Consulting in Toronto, Canada. We’d like to share a simple trick that makes Developmental Evaluation much easier and more productive. Developmental Evaluation sounds easy. Traditional evaluation is an exhaustively rehearsed dance routine, …

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LAWG Week: Valerie Hutcherson and Rebekah Hudgins on Building an Early Childhood Health and Education Strategy Using a Developmental Evaluation Approach

We are Valerie Hutcherson and Rebekah Hudgins, Research and Evaluation Consultants with the Georgia Family Connection Partnership (GaFCP) (gafcp.org). Started with 15 communities in 1991, Family Connection is the only statewide network of its kind in the nation with collaboratives in all 159 counties dedicated to the health and well-being of families and communities. Through …

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OCF Week: Kim Leonard on Studio to School – A developmental evaluation in action

I am Kim Leonard, Senior Evaluation Officer at The Oregon Community Foundation. Today I want to share lessons learned from a developmental evaluation we’re undertaking for our five-year arts education grantmaking initiative – Studio to School. The nature of this Initiative is developmental and rooted in the arts. Creativity, adaptation, and risk are supported. The …

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Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken and Gabrielle Watson on Is Developmental Evaluation Right for Large Scale Organizational Change Processes?

Hi, we’re Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken (Director of the Syracuse University Transnational NGO Initiative) and Gabrielle Watson (independent evaluator). We engaged a group of practitioners at the 2015 AEA conference to talk about organizational change in International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs), and explore a hunch that Developmental Evaluation could help organizations manage change. Several large INGOs are …

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