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Gov’t Eval TIG Week: Mind the Gap: Considerations When Using Scientific Publications in Evaluations by Melissa Day

Hello! My name is Melissa Day, Ph.D., and I’m a scientific analyst with Clarivate’s Web of Science consulting team. I wrangle mostly publication-based data for government, corporate, and academic clients. For many government research grants, scientific publications are one indicator of success and impact. Funders often want to identify and promote grantee results, especially highly-cited …

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Gov’t Eval TIG Week: Striving for Balance as the Crises Keep Coming: Working in Evaluation in Public Health in 2020 by Kathryn Lowerre

My name is Kathryn Lowerre and I serve as the evaluation team lead in the Epidemiology and Response Division’s Overdose Prevention Program at the New Mexico Department of Health.  At the end of March 2020, I became part of the health department’s COVID-19 response, first as a case investigator and more recently helping support a …

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Gov’t Eval TIG Week: Aligning Strategies to Broader USG Policies by Natalie Donahue

Hi!  My name is Natalie Donahue and I am the Chief of Evaluation in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State.  ECA leads public diplomacy outreach efforts for the Department through a number of exchange programs designed to build friendly, peaceful relations between Americans and citizens of other …

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Gov’t Eval TIG Week by Chris Voegeli and Krystal Tomlin

Hi everyone, we are Chris Voegeli and Krystal Tomlin and we are the chair and former chair of the Government Evaluation TIG. This week is sponsored by the Government Evaluation TIG, and we have some great posts for you this week. The topics include experiences evaluating during the time of COVID, scientific publications as indicators …

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ITE TIG Week: Doing no harm with technology in evaluation: Part 2 by Antony Maikuri, Veronica Olazabal, and Vidhya Shanker

Hello again! It’s Antony, Veronica, and Vidhya back to consider what an expanded and deepened idea of harm and healing means in practice for the integration of technology into evaluation. In much of our work, tools such as information systems, mobile data, biometric registration, and digital dashboards are increasingly used to collect, identify, and track …

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ITE TIG Week: Doing no harm with technology in evaluation: Part 1 by Antony Maikuri, Veronica Olazabal, and Vidhya Shanker

Hello! We are Antony Maikuri of the University of Minnesota, Veronica Olazabal of The Rockefeller Foundation, and independent evaluator/scholar Vidhya Shanker. Today we start a two-part entry that continues an ongoing conversation about harm, healing, and evaluation. Tomorrow, we consider what expanding and deepening our ideas about harm and healing means in practice for the …

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ITE TIG Week: Hot Tips for Effective Virtual Data Collection by Ghazia Aslam and Sarah Lunsford

Hi! We’re Ghazia Aslam and Sarah Lunsford of EnCompass LLC, with some tips on the “virtues” of virtual data collection. Virtual data collection has many benefits. With this year’s restrictions on travel, effective virtual data collection has become even more important. It can be quick to deploy, reduce cost and environmental footprint, achieve high coverage, …

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ITE TIG Week: Open Source for Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) by Stephanie Coker

I’m Stephanie Coker, an Evaluation Consultant at TCC Group and a member of the MERL Center Working Group on GitHub. While my evaluation, research, and monitoring work has focused on several topical areas including advocacy and international development, my work has also led me to using Open Source tools and developing content about Open Source …

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ITE TIG Week: MEL at the Speed of Response: Humanitarian Data for Decision-Making by Carly Olenick and Alex Tran

Hi! We are Carly Olenick and Alex Tran here from Mercy Corps. Most of Mercy Corps’ emergency responses, both rapid response and protracted, involve distributions in the form of cash, vouchers, food, or non-food items. We follow these distributions with post distribution monitoring (PDM) surveys to understand the quality, efficacy, and utilization of the assistance.  …

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ITE TIG Week: Sailing Through A Post-Truth Pandemic Portal Towards Post Normal Evaluators and Evaluation by Ichhya Pant

Namaste to my fellow evaluators in the United States and worldwide. My name is Ichhya Pant and I am a Doctoral Candidate and Research Scientist at the GWU School of Public Health. As I write my first ever AEA365 blog post, I can’t help but reflect on the monumental year we just experienced. Much has …

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