Oregon Evaluators Week: Pivoting Professional Development: An Online Journal Club for Building Skills and Staying Connected by Adrienne Zell

I’m Adrienne Zell, a long-time AEA member and evaluator. My home base is an academic institution, Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), where I wear many hats. One of my roles is Director of the OHSU Evaluation Core. In this role, I lead a small team of evaluators who work on health-related evaluation projects. I …

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Oregon Evaluators Week: Targeting your Professional Development by Kendra Lodewick

My name is Kendra Lodewick, and I’m owner and principal of Program and Policy Insight (PPI), a federally and state-certified woman-owned small business based in Portland that provides evaluation, applied research, technical assistance and capacity building services to community organizations, program funders, and government agencies.   Rad Resource. As a small business, I am often searching …

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Oregon Evaluators Week: Sustaining a CREE Independent Evaluation Practice using Near-Peer Mentoring by Karyl Askew

Karyl Askew, here. I am an Oregon-based independent program evaluation consultant specializing in culturally responsive and equitable evaluation (CREE). Independent evaluation consultants often experience social isolation, which can be more pronounced as an evaluator of color doing equity work. However, while I operate a sole proprietor consulting business, I rarely work alone. Near-peer mentoring has …

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Oregon Evaluators Week: Being a part of an AEA Topical Interest Group: Building Connections and Shared Learning by Chari Smith

Hi, I’m Chari Smith with Evaluation into Action in Portland, Oregon. I help nonprofits and foundations build realistic and meaningful program evaluation systems. I am pleased to kick off this week of AEA 365 posts from Oregon evaluators with a focus on professional development. Connecting with other program evaluators regularly is a source of professional …

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DemTIG Week: Evaluating Democracy In Crisis: Emerging Lessons from the Fundamental Freedoms Consortium by Linda Stern

I’m Linda Stern, Director of Evaluation & Learning at the National Democratic Institute. I also lead a Research, Evaluation & Learning (REL) initiative with seven other democracy, human rights and labor (DRL) organizations under the Fundamental Freedoms Fund (FFF). Sponsored by the US Department of State, the objective of our consortium initiative is to build …

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DemTIG Week: The right initiative to improve Human Rights by Francisco Hernandez, Carlos Urquilla, and Nigina Valentini

Hi! We’re Francisco Hernandez, Carlos Urquilla, and Nigina Valentini from Counterpart International. Have you ever wondered how evaluators are contributing to improved impact in human rights programming? We are specialists in human rights monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) working in Latin America, and we would like to highlight an initiative that has helped advance our …

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DemTIG Week: Evaluating Civic Networks in Complex Contexts: Lessons from Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Implementers by Kate Krueger and Norma Ruiz

Hello, AEA community! We are Kate Krueger and Norma Ruiz from the International Republican Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that supports democracy worldwide. In this year of upheaval, all evaluators — not just those of us who work in the DRG (democracy, human rights, and governance) sector — are witnessing the power of social movements …

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DemTIG Week: Expanding the Toolkit for DRG Evaluators: New DRG Evaluation E-learning and Resources by Antonella Guidoccio and Claudia Olavarria

We are Antonella Guidoccio and Claudia Olavarría, both  international evaluation consultants and members of the EvalYouth team. We have developed these tools with the contributions of a group of generous and committed professionals and organizations, and we hope they will be a valuable resource for you, your organization, and the evaluation community. Recently, the International …

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DemTIG Week: Challenging Longstanding Democracy and Governance Efforts Using Quantitative Evaluation Approaches by Chhork Boeurng and Ihor Matviichuk

Hello to fellow evaluators around the world! We are Chhork Boeurng and Ihor Matviichuk, monitoring and evaluation managers for Pact. We work on two different projects located in Cambodia and Ukraine, both of which work to strengthen civic engagement. As citizens of each of our project countries, we are acutely aware of the limited space …

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DemTIG Week: Democracy Day Turns into Democracy Week by Dylan Diggs

Hi evaluators! I am Dylan Diggs, the chair of AEA’s Democracy, Human Rights and Governance topical interest group and an evaluator with the Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL). I’m here to announce that it’s “Democracy Week” at AEA in honor of the United Nation’s International Day of Democracy on …

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