Rising Impact Investment and the need for Harmonization of Measurements by Reagan Ronald Ojok

Greetings fellow Evaluators.  I am Reagan Ronald Ojok, from Uganda Development Bank Limited. I recently read about the Rockefeller Foundation’s 2007 Bellagio Conference where the term Impact Investments was first coined. This coincided with a survey by IISA. The industry has since grown and continue to expand globally.  The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) defines …

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Should we have experts in evaluation teams? by Masahiro Igarashi & Maria Alice Christofoletti

Greetings! This is Masahiro Igarashi, Director of the FAO Office of Evaluation and Vice-Chair of UNEG. and Maria Alice Christofoletti (Economist/Evaluation Consultant), sharing about the cost-effectiveness of having technical experts (e.g., agronomists, biologists) as part of the evaluation team. Despite being a frequent choice made by some organizations, the added-value of technical specialists in evaluations …

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Evaluating Alternative Futures by Rick Davies

Hi. My is Rick Davies, an evaluation consultant working mainly with international aid programs. I have an interest in methodology development and a long-standing interest in applications of evolutionary theory. Most evaluators spend a good part of their time looking backwards, at what has happened and whether things have turned out as expected to. Or …

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Managing and Analyzing Focus Group Data by Beverly Peters

Hello! I am Beverly Peters, an assistant professor of Measurement and Evaluation at American University. This is the final article in a 6 part series on Using Focus Groups for Monitoring and Evaluation. The articles in this series have discussed when to use focus groups, planning for the focus group including who to invite, developing questions …

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Moderating a Focus Group by Beverly Peters

Greetings! I am Beverly Peters, assistant professor of Measurement and Evaluation at American University. This is the fifth article in a 6-part series on Using Focus Groups for Monitoring and Evaluation. The fourth article discussed developing focus group questions and a questioning route, and this article will discuss moderating the focus group. You have planned your …

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Conclusions On Evaluators’ Reading Speed by Sara Vaca

Hi AEA365 readers! I am Sara Vaca, independent consultant and frequent Saturday contributor to this blog and while many of you will be coming back from AEA2019 (lucky you!), here I come with the results of the short-experiment-post of last month, where I collected data about evaluators’ reading speed. First of all, thanks for the …

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Saying good-bye to #Eval19 by Sheila B Robinson

Greetings evaluator friends and colleagues! I’m Sheila B Robinson, AEA365 Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor, coming to you on Friday this time, and already starting to reflect on Evaluation 2019 as it nears its close. Many of us arrived in Minneapolis, MN for pre-conference workshops on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, and others streamed in …

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What Evaluators Can Learn from Improv by Maria Moeller

Hi, my name is Maria Moeller, Chief Marketing Officer at The Improve Group. We are super excited to invite AEA attendees to an event we are hosting on Friday: A Night at the Improv with The Improve Group. You might wonder, how is improv related to evaluation? When we first considered working with an improv …

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Silence is Golden – How to find stillness in the chaos by Melissa Chapman Haynes and the MNEA Board of Directors

Welcome to Day 1 of Evaluation 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota from the Minnesota Evaluation Association, a local affiliate of the American Evaluation Association. I am Melissa Chapman Haynes here with the MNEA Board of Directors. Minnesota is proud of its strong evaluation community and we are celebrating the convergence of the evaluation world in our …

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Inspiring data excitement at Evaluation 2019 by Tia Bastian and Carolina De La Rosa Mateo

Hi! We are Tia Bastian and Carolina De La Rosa Mateo at Professional Data Analysts (PDA), a public health evaluation firm based in Minneapolis, MN. We look forward to meeting many of you at the annual AEA conference this week! Have you ever had that feeling of sheer giddiness when you get your first peek …

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