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RoE TIG Week with EvaluATE: Keeping Participants Involved in Long-term Studies by Kelly Robertson and Lori Wingate

We’re Kelly Robertson and Lori Wingate from The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University. We are part of EvaluATE, the evaluation hub for the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. Our recent research on evaluation (RoE) study involved collecting data from participants weekly and monthly over the course of a year, and we’re …

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RoE TIG Week with EvaluATE: Defining and Measuring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Ayesha Boyce and Tiffany Tovey

Hello! We are Ayesha Boyce (Arizona State University) and Tiffany Tovey (UNC Greensboro). This year, we’ve been working with Ph.D. students Jeremy Acree (UNCG), Onyinyechukwu Onwuka (UNCG), and Neelakshi Tewari (ASU) to investigate the feasibility of measuring diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) ATE program using indicators recommended by the …

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RoE TIG Week with EvaluATE: Using Evaluation Plans to Study Evaluation Capacity by Lori Wingate, Kelly Robertson, Lana Rucks, and Michael FitzGerald

We are Lori Wingate and Kelly Robertson of The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University (WMU) and Michael FitzGerald and Lana Rucks of The Rucks Group (TRG). We collaborated on a study of the impact of the evaluation capacity-strengthening efforts of EvaluATE, the evaluation hub for the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program.  In …

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RoE TIG Week with EvaluATE: Funding Your Research on Evaluation Initiatives by Megan Zelinsky and Lyssa Wilson Becho

Hello! We are Megan and Lyssa from EvaluATE, the evaluation hub for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. NSF’s ATE program aims to promote the development of innovative programs for the education of technicians in the high-technology fields. EvaluATE enhances evaluation capacity in the ATE community, including among project staff, evaluators, …

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Locally-led MEL Week: A Loop, not a Line: Engaging Beneficiaries in Dissemination and Feedback by Brooke Hill

My name is Brooke Hill and I am an international development evaluation expert, with a focus on large-scale quantitative surveys throughout the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. In a typical evaluation, my workplan includes at least one dissemination and feedback workshop. Participants typically include the client or donor, government officials, and sector experts. While these …

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Locally-led MEL Week: Four Lessons on Localising CLA by Abhirup Bhunia

My name is Abhirup Bhunia, and I am an international development Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Expert. I have worked on MEL and Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA; adaptive management) mandates across sectors for several years with many bilateral/multilateral institutions including USAID, United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and …

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Locally-led MEL Week: Localization in Research and Evaluation: a Challenging but Worthwhile Journey to Sustainable Development by Phuong Pham

Hi, I’m Phuong Pham. In my current role as Research Director for the USAID Learns activity, I lead a team providing research services to USAID/Vietnam and its implementing partners. We try to ensure that our values around engaging local stakeholders in evidence generation and use, and prioritizing local voices in our work spread to our …

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Locally-led MEL Week: Adding Introspection to Practice: Reflecting on the Impact of Colonization and Patriarchy in Evaluation by Tanya A. Garnett

Hi, I’m Tanya A. Garnett. Decades of research have provided the evidence base that social norms, and particularly gender inequality, lead to divergent development outcomes.  There is a body of literature that details the myriad ways development actors, including practitioners and evaluators, ignore the complex social realities in which they operate, however, many actors continue …

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Locally-led MEL Week: Connecting to the Implementer Early in Evaluation by Femi Gisanrin

My name is Femi Gisanrin, and I have spent the past 12 years providing monitoring, evaluation, and learning support to donors and implementers across Nigeria. These experiences have led me to reflect on the importance of engaging the implementer in evaluation and how inclusion impacts the effectiveness of our work. The implementers and other stakeholders …

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Locally-led MEL Week: Contextual Dive into the Barriers, Gaps, and Levels of MEL Capacity Development Frameworks by Saqib Mehmood Khan, Adeel Iqbal, and Nainan Nawaz

Hi – we are Saqib Khan, Adeel Iqbal, and Nainan Nawaz, a team of monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) professionals working with VTT Global, a boutique consulting firm dedicated to advancing monitoring and evaluation practices across diverse sectors. In this post, we will discuss existing MEL Capacity building practices and their dynamics in Pakistan’s context. …

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