How a Seasoned Consultant Navigates Social-Justice-Oriented Evaluation by Jara Dean-Coffey

Hi, I am Jara Dean-Coffey, founder of Luminare Group and The Equitable Evaluation Initiative, and an AEA board member. Thinking about how to deal with push back in social-justice-oriented evaluation takes me back to the beginning of my career.  When I started in consulting in California, it was a different landscape. Conversion foundations were emerging, …

How a Seasoned Consultant Navigates Social-Justice-Oriented Evaluation by Jara Dean-Coffey Read More »

How do I Include Social Justice in My Work? by James Groh

My name is James Groh, I’m an epidemiologist at the Marion County Public Health Department in Indianapolis where I’m evaluating our Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program which addresses racial inequities in chronic disease. As an evaluator, it is imperative to not only understand why social justice relates to my work but …

How do I Include Social Justice in My Work? by James Groh Read More »

Why should I Be Interested in Social Justice? by Jen LoPiccolo

Hello, AEA Community! My name is Jen LoPiccolo and I’m an evaluator with BECOME, a social change agency in Chicago with a mission to nourish communities affected by poverty and injustice to make their vision of a thriving community a reality. I’m excited to share why I believe the field of evaluation can be catalytic …

Why should I Be Interested in Social Justice? by Jen LoPiccolo Read More »

MIE TIG Week: What is Social Justice? by Nicole Clark

We are Nicole Clark, Jen LoPiccolo, James Groh, Mellie Torres, and Jeremy Foutz. We’re members of the Multicultural Issues in Evaluation TIG, and we joined the MIE TIG’s Social Justice Committee, led by Ayesha Boyce and Darla Scott, in 2019. We will also be accompanied seasoned evaluator and AEA board member, Jara Dean-Coffey. The MIE Social …

MIE TIG Week: What is Social Justice? by Nicole Clark Read More »

Calling all aea365 readers: What do YOU want to read more about in 2020? by Sheila B Robinson

Hello Loyal aea365 readers! I’m Sheila B Robinson, aea365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor with one question for you: What is it that YOU would like to read about on this blog? I first posted this article in 2015 (and every year since) and we receive excellent responses from readers each time it is published. I typically …

Calling all aea365 readers: What do YOU want to read more about in 2020? by Sheila B Robinson Read More »

ICCE TIG Week: Cross-analysis of evaluation reports for broader learning by Sandra Nkusi

Greetings from Toronto! I’m Sandra Nkusi, an Impact Measurement and Evaluation Analyst with the Ontario Trillium Foundation in Ontario, Canada. Lessons Learned: As the field of evaluation has matured and program evaluations have become more commonplace, a major challenge that I – and, I’m sure, many of you  – have encountered, is the ability to …

ICCE TIG Week: Cross-analysis of evaluation reports for broader learning by Sandra Nkusi Read More »

ICCE TIG Week: Innovative M&E: testing interactive voice response (IVR) for rapid, mobile data collection by Nichelle Walton

Hello, I’m Nichelle Walton, Senior Associate – Organizational Performance at the Rockefeller Foundation, based in New York City.  In 2019, the Rockefeller Foundation launched a pilot test of interactive voice response (IVR) to enable rapid, mobile data collection about its programs. Mobile data collection is attractive as a supplement to more traditional M&E approaches because …

ICCE TIG Week: Innovative M&E: testing interactive voice response (IVR) for rapid, mobile data collection by Nichelle Walton Read More »

ICCE TIG Week: Reflecting on evaluators’ responsibilities for social change by Rosie Emerson

Greetings from beautiful New Hampshire! I am Rosie Emerson—a Kenyan external evaluator of international development programs (mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa).  I have led over 50 evaluation projects and in this post, I would like to share some overarching lessons from my experiences:  Programs should stop trying to “boil an ocean”: Too often, development programs have …

ICCE TIG Week: Reflecting on evaluators’ responsibilities for social change by Rosie Emerson Read More »

ICCE TIG Week: The evolution from evaluators to evaluative thinkers: evaluative thinking with the Open Government Partnership by Kari Selander, Emma Jones, Soren Vester Haldrup and Claire Hutchings

Hello! We are Kari Selander, Emma Jones, Soren Vester Haldrup and Claire Hutchings. We work at Oxford Policy Management, an international development consultancy with offices in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Here, we reflect on an evaluation we are undertaking  – to share what we’re up to and to ask you to share your …

ICCE TIG Week: The evolution from evaluators to evaluative thinkers: evaluative thinking with the Open Government Partnership by Kari Selander, Emma Jones, Soren Vester Haldrup and Claire Hutchings Read More »

ICCE TIG Week: New frontiers in African evaluation by Courtney Bolinson and Tiroyaone Kebalepile

Hi, we are Courtney Bolinson (Independent Evaluator) and Tiroyaone Kebalepile (PhD student at the University of Botswana). At Evaluation 2019 we co-presented on our work utilizing a Made in Africa evaluation (MAE) approach in Kenya and Botswana, respectively. We feel that in order to decolonize evaluation work in Africa, any evaluations that take place on …

ICCE TIG Week: New frontiers in African evaluation by Courtney Bolinson and Tiroyaone Kebalepile Read More »