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ICCE TIG Week: Restorative Validity: Confronting barriers to participation and self-realization through participatory and collaborative moments in Guatemala by Giovanni Dazzo

Greetings, my name is Giovanni Dazzo and I’m an evaluator at the Department of State and a doctoral candidate at George Mason University. Over the last few years, I’ve been working alongside nonprofit staff and Kaqchikel community members in Guatemala, seeking to understand how applied research and evaluation can serve as a form of restorative …

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ICCE TIG Week: Mitigating Risk Posed by the Evaluation of Advocacy Work in the Global Souths by Jenn Esala, Kirsten Anderson, Craig Higson-Smith & Liz Sweitzer

Hello! This is Jenn Esala, Kirsten Anderson, and Craig Higson-Smith with the Center for Victims of Torture along with Liz Sweitzer with The Evaluation Center at the University of Colorado Denver. We were a part of a project to develop human rights-focused advocacy evaluation tools with and for Global South activists. The Global South refers …

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ICCE TIG Week: Challenges to Culturally Responsive Evaluation by Andrea Nelson Trice

Hello! I’m Andrea Nelson Trice, an independent evaluation consultant as well as a Senior Fellow with the Sagamore Institute. I spent part of my childhood living in the Peruvian rainforest and that experience shaped my life’s work. For over two decades, I have conducted research on cross-cultural dynamics and have just completed a book project …

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ICCE TIG Week: What is the role of TIG Leadership in Meeting the Moment? By Mishkah Jakoet, Lisa Frantzen, & Christina Bowles

Hello! We are Mishkah Jakoet, Lisa Frantzen, and Christina Bowles, the International & Cross-Cultural Evaluation (ICCE) Topical Interest Group (TIG) leadership team. We’re excited to have a space to reflect on how we’ve been thinking about “Meeting the Moment” in our TIG. The ICCE TIG is a space for evaluators interested in or working on …

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Memorializing Peace Corps Volunteers by Michael Quinn Patton

I’m Michael Quinn Patton (MQP) founder and director of Utilization-Focused Evaluation and Blue Marble Evaluation. This is my sixth year writing an AEA365 post in conjunction with the Memorial Day holiday in the USA. Memorial Day traditionally honors those who died while serving in the military. Originated in the years following the Civil War, it …

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The Covid-19 pandemic: a push for flexibility, inclusivity, and re-thinking M&E by Binod Chapagain & Tripti Pande

Hi! We are Binod Chapagain and Tripti Pande with Pact’s global offices in Thailand and DC. Building from our experiences as monitoring and evaluation (M&E) professionals, we are delighted to share some of our learnings through our work in diverse sectors such as; health, environment, peacebuilding and supporting a global community of practice of M&E …

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Self-care for Evaluators working on Vicarious Trauma related projects by Sonia Chen

Hi everyone, my name is Sonia Chen. I’m a Senior Research Advisor at the Ministry of Health New Zealand. I want to share a recent experience that has a profound impact on me unexpectedly.  I was about to design an evaluation for a worker-led pilot in mental health services at three hospitals. The funder invited …

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Including Costs in Evaluation: Why and How by Brian Yates

Hi! I’m Brian Yates, co-chair of the Costs, Effectiveness, Benefits, and Economics TIG, founded in 2004. I supervise evaluation theses and dissertations at the Program Evaluation Research Lab (PERL) at American University in Washington DC, in our Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. Hot Tips: “Cost-effective” doesn’t simply mean “cheap.” “Cost-beneficial” doesn’t simply mean “it’s worth it.” …

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Overcoming underrepresentation of women in remote data collection by Jess Littman

Hi! I’m Jess Littman, MSc in M&E candidate at American University and Evaluation Associate at Educate!, a social enterprise which works to prepare youth in Africa with the skills to succeed in today’s economy. We’re running a series of internal evaluations of our new distance learning models. These were piloted in Uganda, initially in response …

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gLOCAL Evaluation Week: Connecting People, Places, and Ideas by Shaha Zehra & Leonardo Lemes

We are Shaha Zehra, Evaluation Consultant and Leonardo Lemes, Senior Operations Officer, both writing from the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group and affiliated with the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI). In June 2019, our partner, the CLEAR Initiative launched gLOCAL Evaluation Week with an aim to reach more people in more places by fostering local, regional, and global knowledge …

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