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Gary Resnick on Using Social Network Analysis to Describe Inter-Organizational Coordination and Collaboration Networks

My name is Gary Resnick and I am the Director of Research at Harder+Company Community Research, a California-based consulting firm. My background combines program evaluation with child development research, and I have an interest in system theory and networks. Harder+Company has been involved evaluating First 5 programs in a number of California counties. First 5 …

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Silvia Salinas-Mulder and Fabiola Amariles on Gender, Rights and Cultural Awareness in Development Evaluation

We are Silvia Salinas-Mulder, Bolivian anthropologist, feminist activist and independent consultant, and Fabiola Amariles, Colombian economist, founder and director of Learning for Impact. We have worked for several years as external evaluators for development programs in Latin America. The following ideas may help to operationalize the principles of gender- and human rights (HR)-responsive evaluation in …

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Dominica McBride on Sociocultural Theory and its Applicability to Evaluation

I’m Dominica McBride, President of The HELP Institute, Inc. Recently, I wrote an article for New Directions for Evaluation on Sociocultural Theory (ST) and its applicability to evaluation. Joke: There were a few young fish swimming near an older, wise fish and the old, wise fish says, “My, isn’t the water wonderful today?” and the …

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Stacy Johnson, Jill Lipski Cain and Liz Radel Freeman on Community Mapping

We are Stacy Johnson, Jill Lipski Cain, and Liz Radel Freeman from the Improve Group in Saint Paul, MN. The Improve Group works with organizations to make the most of information, navigate complexity and ensure their investments of time and money lead to meaningful, sustained impact. Last November at Evaluation 2011, we presented on a …

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Sara Plachta Elliott on Sparking Collective Learning

Hi, I’m Sara Plachta Elliott, Evaluation Fellow at the Skillman Foundation in Detroit, Michigan, through a grant to Brandeis University’s Center for Youth and Communities. As an Evaluation Fellow, I work with Foundation staff to create learning opportunities that inform the work of improving school and neighborhood conditions for Detroit’s kids.In 2010, Brandeis conducted a …

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