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DRG TIG Week: Make evaluation more democratic by prioritizing consent and agency by Kate Krueger and Sarya Sok

Hi evaluators! We are Kate Krueger and Sarya Sok, Evaluation Specialists at the US Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL).  Today we are talking about “putting our money where our mouth is” as democracy, rights and governance sector (DRG) evaluators; that is, learning to evaluate more inclusively, equitably, and democratically. …

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DRG TIG Week: Hot Tips: Decolonizing Aid Through Community Assessment Partner-ships in the Sahel, by Daniella Montemarano, Aboudou Berthe and Marian Ware

Hi there! My name is Daniella Montemarano, and I currently manage the International Republican Institute (IRI)’s violence prevention and mitigation programs in the Sahel and West Africa Littoral States. I’m joined by colleagues Aboudou Berthe, expert in youth development and good governance who serves as the Mali-based Program Director for our Sahel portfolio, and Marian …

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DRG TIG Week: Evaluation of International Democracy Promotion and Anti-Corruption Interventions: Aid Decolonization and Staff Safety, by Jeremy Danz

Hello everyone. My name is Jeremy Danz, one of the co-founders of The ADMEL Lab, a collaborative focusing on embedding inclusive accountability in M&E frameworks. Currently, discourse within the international development community has included a drive to decolonize aid, remaking global power dynamics and including stakeholders from outside of the Global North as leaders in international processes …

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DRG TIG Week: “Decolonizing aid” through everyday M&E practices, by Robinson Chikowero and Roland Kovats

Hello evaluators! We’re Robinson Chikowero (Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Manager, CEADZ activity, Pact Zimbabwe) and Roland Kovats (Chief of Party, USAID/ENGAGE activity, Pact Ukraine). While we’re in vastly different regions, we both work in governance projects operating in complex contexts that aim to increase citizen awareness of and engagement in governing and representative systems: …

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DRG TIG Week: The role of humility in evaluation to rebalance democratic governance to-ward equity and sustainability, by Nicole Bowman, Larry Bremner & Andrealisa Belzer

Koolamalsi/Tanshi. We are Larry Bremner, Co-Founder, EvalIndigenous, Associate Editor, Roots & Relations, Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation (CJPE), and Past President, Canadian Evaluation Society (CES); Dr. Nicole Bowman, co-Chair, AEA Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation and Associate Editor, Roots & Relations, CJPE; and Andrealisa Belzer, CE, Indigenous Services Canada, and CES National Board. For several years …

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DRG TIG Week: Closing Civic Spaces and the Decolonization of Aid: What role for program evaluation? by Alysson Akiko Oakley

Hello evaluators! I am Alysson Akiko Oakley, chair of AEA’s Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG) topical interest group, and Global Director of Results and Measurement at Pact. Our TIG focuses on evaluation that supports programs that aim to build democratic institutions, such as civil society and a free press, among others. Last year our …

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Evaluators As Essential Workers by Michael Quinn Patton

I am Michael Quinn Patton of Utilization-Focused Evaluation offering ruminations on evaluators as essential workers as a contribution to the American celebration of Labor Day on September 6. The pandemic has spotlighted and elevated essential work. Who are essential workers? Certainly frontline and emergency medical personnel, first responders, and all who maintain our infrastructure are …

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Where Evaluation Meets Visualization: Help the Data Visualization Society Understand How Evaluators Work by Jill Brown

Hello, so nice to virtually meet you! My name is Jill Brown (she/her) and I am a research and evaluation scientist with a passion for using data analysis and clear communication to inspire change. As evaluators, we both know how important it is to report clear and actionable findings. We want our stakeholders to use …

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Best of AEA365: Dominica McBride on Living with the People

Hi again, I’m Dominica McBride, Founder and CEO of Become: Center for Community Engagement and Social Change. A few weeks ago, I wrote a tip on the importance of cultural competence. I wrote on the perpetual sociopolitical dilemmas we face as a society. Today, I’m providing a way to contribute to alleviating these issues. Start …

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Best of AEA365: Participatory Qualitative Data Analysis by JT Taylor & Emily Drake

Hi folks! I’m JT Taylor, Director of Research and Evaluation at Learning for Action (LFA), and I’m here with my colleague Emily Drake, Senior Consultant and Director of Portfolio Alignment. LFA is a San Francisco-based firm that enhances the impact and sustainability of social sector organizations through evaluation, research, strategy development, and capacity-building services. Emily …

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