Welcome to aea365! Please take a moment to review our new community guidelines. Learn More.

AEA365 contributor, Curated by Elizabeth Grim

OL-ECB TIG Week: Learn-by-Doing to Refine Systems-Level Change by Brittany Dernberger

Hi! We are Brittany Dernberger and Florence Santos, and we lead efforts to measure systems-level change and impact at CARE—an international development and humanitarian NGO focused on women and girls. For the better part of a year, we led an innovative, local-to-global systems-level change evaluation of CARE’s impact on COVID-19 vaccinations. This was quite challenging, especially …

OL-ECB TIG Week: Learn-by-Doing to Refine Systems-Level Change by Brittany Dernberger Read More »

OL-ECB TIG Week: The role of translating OECD/DAC guidance in national evaluation capacity development (NECD): Evidence from China and Mongolia by Xin Xin Yang

Hello, I am Xin Xin Yang, a Multi-Country Evaluation Specialist in the East Asia and Pacific Region of UNICEF. In this blog, I will illustrate how translating international evaluation guidance, such as the OECD/DAC evaluation criteria and glossary, can be a strategic intervention to enhance national evaluation capacity. I will draw on the experiences of …

OL-ECB TIG Week: The role of translating OECD/DAC guidance in national evaluation capacity development (NECD): Evidence from China and Mongolia by Xin Xin Yang Read More »

OL-ECB TIG Week: Embracing Resistance to Build Evaluation Capacity by Allison Prieur

I’m Allison Prieur (she/her), an independent consultant and evaluation PhD student from Essex County, Ontario, Canada. I’m interested in building evaluation capacity to support human service non-profits to advance system change and social justice. I’ve taken some courses in Organizational Change Leadership at Western Michigan University as part of my PhD program. Lessons Learned I’ve …

OL-ECB TIG Week: Embracing Resistance to Build Evaluation Capacity by Allison Prieur Read More »

OL-ECB TIG Week: Organizational Learning About Values by Albertina Lopez

Greetings! I am Dr. Albertina Lopez, director at the Center for Evaluation Innovation where we partner with philanthropy on strategy, learning, and evaluation efforts that intend to further racial equity and social justice. Today I’d like to discuss how organizations can truly learn their values through sharing a valuable framework and lessons we have learned …

OL-ECB TIG Week: Organizational Learning About Values by Albertina Lopez Read More »

OL-ECB TIG Week: Using a culture of learning models to build organization-wide evaluation capacity by Arin Ahlum Hanson, Kristen Gardner-Volle, and Laura Pinsoneault

Hello! We are Arin Ahlum Hanson, former Director of Outreach at Living Beyond Breast Cancer, and Kristen Gardner-Volle and Laura Pinsoneault, of Evaluation Plus. In 2022, Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) and Evaluation Plus (E+) partnered to build evaluation capacity across all levels of staff rather than through one centralized evaluation role. While our project’s …

OL-ECB TIG Week: Using a culture of learning models to build organization-wide evaluation capacity by Arin Ahlum Hanson, Kristen Gardner-Volle, and Laura Pinsoneault Read More »

OL-ECB TIG Week: Ten Tactics Internal Evaluators Can Use to Build Organizational Learning within Nonprofits by Gretchen Biesecker

Hi, I’m Gretchen Biesecker, Principal Consultant with Bee’s Knees Consulting LLC in Somerville, MA. Most of my work focuses on evaluation capacity-building with nonprofits. I’ve been immersed deeply in building culture and practices for organizational learning for over 15 years, both as an internal evaluator and as a coach to many internal evaluators. Based on …

OL-ECB TIG Week: Ten Tactics Internal Evaluators Can Use to Build Organizational Learning within Nonprofits by Gretchen Biesecker Read More »

OL-ECB TIG Week: Why is Organizational Learning Relevant for Evaluation Today? By Dr. Cynthia Phillips and Courtney Long

Hi, we are Dr. Cynthia Phillips with Decision Catalyst, LLC and Courtney Long from UPMC HealthPlan. We both work in spaces that require us to make connections, put the focus on learning, and think out-side-the-box about evaluation. We are excited about this week of AEA365, where the Organizational Learning and Evaluation Capacity Building (OL-ECB) TIG …

OL-ECB TIG Week: Why is Organizational Learning Relevant for Evaluation Today? By Dr. Cynthia Phillips and Courtney Long Read More »

Analyzing Qualitative Data with Relevant Frameworks for Program Evaluation by Liane M. Ventura

Hi, I’m Liane M. Ventura, MPH. I am a Research Associate in the Center for Applied Research and Evaluation in Women’s Health at East Tennessee State University. My primary role is leading a longitudinal qualitative research study to evaluate a statewide contraceptive access initiative. I also have a community health consulting practice where I provide technical assistance to practice-based organizations, including program evaluation services.

How Systems Thinking in Evaluation Supports Localization by Kim Norris

Hi, I’m Kim Norris, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director for American Institutes for Research (AIR)’s International Development Division. As co-chair for the Systems in Evaluation Topical Interest Group (SETIG), I get excited about using systems thinking in evaluation work to improve evaluations. In this case, I am reminded of how systems thinking in evaluation (STE) helps to move us toward localization.

Washington Evaluators Affiliate Week: Evidence Act: Building Internal Evaluation Capacity for Social Impact Organizations by Quisha Brown

Hello, I’m Quisha Brown, author of “Racial Equity Lens Logic Model & Theory of Change” – a transformative guidebook offering step-by-step instructions on building a people-centered Progressive Outcomes Scale Logic Model (POSLM). In a world where social mission organizations struggle to demonstrate evidence of their effectiveness, the need to enhance the Evidence-Based Policymaking Act in …

Washington Evaluators Affiliate Week: Evidence Act: Building Internal Evaluation Capacity for Social Impact Organizations by Quisha Brown Read More »