CREA-HI week: Evaluating with Aloha by Patrick Uchigakiuchi

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CREA-HI Week: Introduction to CREA-Hawai‘i by Dawn Mahi

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Tackling Organizational Challenges with Evaluation Tools by Elizabeth DiLuzio

Happy weekend! I’m Elizabeth DiLuzio, volunteer curator for AEA365, and lately I have been captivated by the brilliance of the tools for which we are best known: the Theory of Change (TOC) and the Logic Model (LM). What I learned about them in grad school was a bit reductive: that they are products to be …

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A New Visual Thinking Approach to Evaluation: Introducing EvaluVision by Keisuke Taketani, Katherine Haugh, Yumiko Kanemitsu

Greetings AEA365! We are Katherine Haugh, Yumiko Kanemitsu  and Keisuke Taketani, a group of individuals who are passionate about visual thinking and its applications in evaluation and adaptive learning.  Yumiko is a Regional Evaluation Officer at the United Nations (UN) World Food Programme. Keisuke is a freelance facilitation and visualization expert who partners often with …

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Making the M&E game worth the candle: How Skillful Facilitation of Staff Engagement Can Unlock the Benefits of Systematic Evaluation Practice by Jennifer (Jenny) Cohen & Shira Ben-Sasson Furstenberg

We are Jennifer (Jenny) Cohen and Shira Ben-Sasson Furstenberg of the New Israel Fund. Lessons Learned: Like many strategic foundations, NIF continues to invest sustained efforts to create and more systematically use M&E tools for managing well and increasing impact. These are starting to generate observable, positive and meaningful outcomes, which could never have been …

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Building a Learning Culture and Using Data to Drive Decisions by Hilary Leav

Greetings! I am Hilary Leav. I am the Director of MERL Learning at Compassion International, and I have a Masters degree in Measurement and Evaluation from American University. After nearly a decade conducting evaluations for both non-profit and for-profit industries, my focus has now shifted to learning and providing clear, actionable results for stakeholders. The …

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The evaluation of outcome of TAAT High Iron Beans productivity at Manicaland and Midlands Provinces in Zimbabwe by Rachel Zozo

Hi. I’m Rachel Zozo, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), based in Nairobi, Kenya. Presented here are the results of an Outcome Case study of High Iron Beans (HIB) Compact in Zimbabwe to improve productivity for farmers in order to have higher returns. The study used both qualitative and …

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Establishing and Honoring Boundaries While Consulting by Elizabeth Grim

Hi! My name is Elizabeth Grim (she/her). I am an evaluation consultant helping organizations build their evaluation capacity and tell their story through data. I am also President Elect of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS). As we cross the year anniversary of the global coronavirus pandemic, I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept …

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Observation And Participant Observation: What Should We Observe? Part 3 by Beverly Peters

Hello again! I am Beverly Peters, faculty member in Measurement and Evaluation at American University. This is the third article in a 4 part series on Using Observation and Participant Observation for Monitoring and Evaluation. In the previous article of this series, we discussed how evaluators might get to the so-called backstage of participant observation, where …

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Ten Tips for Top Notch Conference Proposals by Sheila B. Robinson

Greetings! I’m Sheila B Robinson, aea365 Leader Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor with tips for tackling conference proposals. Lesson Learned:  Acceptance is not a sure thing. Just because you’ve written a good paper, have a skill to demonstrate that others want to learn, or have stellar results from an innovative evaluation, you must be able …

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