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IDPE Week: Why I love teaching interdisciplinary evaluation by Michael Harnar

My name is Michael Harnar. I have been in the evaluation discipline for about 16 years and for almost 3 years an assistant professor in the Interdisciplinary PhD in Evaluation program at Western Michigan University. Today I want to talk about what I like about teaching in an interdisciplinary program. By my very nature, I am attracted to …

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STEM TIG WEEK: Generating and Supporting Innovative Strategies to Build Evaluation Capacity in Communities Historically Underrepresented In STEM by Frances Carter-Johnson, Felicia Fullilove, Mark Leddy, Regina Sievert, Simone Soso and Eric Stone

Hi, we’re Frances Carter-Johnson, Felicia Fullilove, Mark Leddy, Regina Sievert, Simone Soso and Eric Stone. We facilitated an Evaluation 2019 Think Tank entitled “Methods and Practices for Evaluation Capacity Building Projects in STEM Education Communities.” Our team included Data Scientists, AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows, Program Officers and an AEA GEDI in the Directorate for …

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Visionary Evaluation Week: Living as a Visionary Evaluative by Lovely Dhillon

I’m Lovely Dhillon, CEO of Jodevi Consulting based in Atlanta, GA. I have been privileged throughout my career to work with visionaries across the world who share a dedication to using their expertise and life experience to create a better world. Beverly Parsons and Matt Keene, co-editors of Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable Future, and …

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NPF TIG Week: The Teaching Case: A 360 Review for Evaluators and the Partners Who Love Them! by Mindelyn Anderson

Hello, I am Mindelyn Anderson, PhD, Founder + Principal of Mirror Group LLC, and Equitable Evaluation Initiative Teaching Case Facilitator.  In my evaluation consultant work, I am always on the hunt for learning and development activities and approaches to engage across funders, grantees, and communities. With that pursuit in mind, I find the Teaching Case …

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Identifying scammers in online studies by Elizabeth Cook, Makedah Johnson, and Jennifer Manlove

Greetings! We’re Elizabeth Cook, Makedah Johnson, and Jennifer Manlove, researchers at Child Trends, a non-profit research organization in Bethesda, MD. We are evaluating an innovative web-based mobile app designed to prevent teen pregnancy. Since this intervention takes place exclusively online and by text message, we rarely have direct contact with our study participants, so it …

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LA RED TIG Week: Beyond the zero-impact result: have you checked the spillover effects? By María Fernanda Rodrigo

Greetings! I am María Fernanda Rodrigo and I am a Senior Associate evaluator at the Office of Evaluation and Oversight at the Inter-American Development Bank, where my research focuses on productive sectors. Have you ever found zero effects in your impact evaluation? After incorporating many specifications, the data is clear: your program has no effect …

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Refining Theories of Change by Sara Vaca and Lovely Dhillon

Hi, I am Sara Vaca (Independent Evaluator and Saturday’s contributor to this blog), and today I am sharing part of the work Lovely Dhillon (Jodevi Consulting) and I have been doing on regarding Theories of Change. Since Theories of Change (ToCs) are having a lot of attention lately, we wanted to share our learning and …

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Labor Day Week: Evaluation as a Labor of Love by Martha A. Brown

Hello! I’m Martha A. Brown President of  RJAE Consulting. Lately, an endless stream of conference speakers, blog writers, Indigenous evaluators, and authors have confronted and challenged my “programming” as an evaluator. Traditional evaluation methods place tremendous emphasis on research methods and evaluation theory – but not necessarily on the people we work with and for. …

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SIM TIG Week: Impact measurement in impact investing and international development – what’s the diff? by Donna Loveridge

Hi, my name is Donna Loveridge and I work with the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED), a forum for learning about the most effective ways to create economic opportunities for the poor, in line with the SDGs – based on practical experience in private sector development. International development organisations, such as DCED members, have …

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