Sheila Robinson

Memorial Day Week: AEA365 on Remembering and Foreshadowing Extinctions by Michael Quinn Patton

I’m Michael Quinn Patton, founder and director of Utilization-Focused Evaluation. This is my fourth year curating AEA365 in conjunction with the Memorial Day holiday in the USA. 2016 featured a series remembering the contributions of distinguished evaluators no longer with us. 2017 memorialized obsolete and problematic evaluation terminology. 2018 commemorated pioneering and landmark evaluation publications. This week …

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Lessons in Building Evaluation Weeks: Starting with Mexico, Broadening to Latin America, and Evolving to gLOCAL Evaluation Week by Emil Salim Miyar

Hi.  I’m Emil Salim Miyar, Training Coordinator at the CLEAR LAC Center at CIDE in Mexico City.  The CLEAR Initiative (Centers for Learning on Evaluation and Results) is a network of M&E centers hosted at universities across the globe. Today I’m sharing information about (Latin America) Evaluation Week.  The initiative began in Mexico in 2015 …

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gLOCAL Evaluation Week – Local Gatherings of Evaluation Stakeholders Around the Globe by Leo Lemes and Mariana Branco

We’re Leo Lemes, Operations Officer, and Mariana Branco, Evaluation Consultant, both writing from the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group and affiliated with the CLEAR Initiative – Centers for Learning on Evaluation and Results.   We live in a world where global knowledge increasingly shapes local evaluation practices and experiences that, in turn, influence global evaluation thinking. …

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What is evaluation? And how does it differ from research? by Dana Wanzer

Hi! I’m Dana Wanzer, doctoral candidate at Claremont Graduate University and an avid #EvalTwitter user! Many people new to evaluation—students and clients alike—struggle with understanding what evaluation is, and many evaluators struggle with how to communicate evaluation to others. This issue is particularly difficult when evaluation is so similar to related fields like auditing and research. …

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How to make Outcome Harvesting Gender-responsive and Equity-focused Part II by Awuor Ponge

Hi, I am Awuor Ponge, an Independent M&E Consultant; Associate Research Fellow in a Think Tank and Adjunct Faculty in a Public University in Kenya. I’m passionate about Participatory Approaches and Tools in Gender and Development. This prompts interest in Outcome Harvesting (OH) as a Participatory Evaluation approach, and the desire to make the process …

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How to make Outcome Harvesting Gender-responsive and Equity-focused Part I by Awuor Ponge

Hi, I am Awuor Ponge, an Independent M&E Consultant; Associate Research Fellow in a Think Tank and Adjunct Faculty in a Public University in Kenya. I have a passion for Participatory Approaches and Tools in Gender and Development and this prompts my interest in Outcome Harvesting (OH) as a Participatory Evaluation approach, and the desire …

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AEA’s 2019 Summer Evaluation Institute by Sheila B Robinson

Hello Evaluation Learners! I’m Sheila B. Robinson, aea365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor. It’s that time of year again! I’m writing about AEA’s Summer Evaluation Institute, a perennially great learning opportunity. Anyone who knows me knows that I love learning and especially attending professional development workshops. Registration is now open for the 2019 AEA Summer Evaluation …

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SIM TIG Week: The most important impacts are not measurable—does that skew things? by Simon Dixon

I am Simon Dixon, Co-Founder of Kwangu Kwako Limited (KKL), which builds and sells concrete panels to build safer, more secure affordable homes. Like most social enterprises and those who work in this sector, impact is very important and the drive behind why KKL and I do what we do. Metrics are useful but they …

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