Sheila Robinson

EPE Week: Sara El Choufi on Why Excel is the Coolest Program Ever!

Hello. I’m Sara El Choufi, and I work in Results-based Management at the Global Environment Facility (the GEF), an agency within the World Bank. While most of the work relies on qualitative analysis and pulling out results from ongoing projects, no assessment can ever be complete without numbers. Among other things, I work on data …

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EPE Week: Lee-Anne Molony on Collaborative Outcomes Reporting

I’m Lee-Anne Molony and I’m a Principal Consultant at Clear Horizon. We’re an Australian consultancy who specializes in participatory monitoring and evaluation for environmental management and agricultural programs. This post will talk about a technique we developed, Collaborative Outcomes Reporting (previously known as Participatory Performance Story Reporting). This technique is currently being used nationally across …

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EPE Week: Anna Williams on Why I am NOT an Environmentalist

My name is Anna Williams.  I’m an independent evaluator based in Seattle, Washington.  I evaluate global societal challenges. I would like to have reason to unlearn a lesson. How many of you tune out when you hear the word “environment”?  If you are a self-described “environmentalist” do you see eyes glaze over when you use …

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EPE Week: Tracy Dyke-Redmond on Evaluating Adaptation Plans

Hello, I’m Tracy Dyke-Redmond, a Senior Associate at IEC, an environmental and economics consulting firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I work on all types of evaluation and performance measurement for EPA and other federal clients.  Recently, we have seen an uptick in interest in evaluating adaptation planning efforts to respond to the effects of climate change. …

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Sheila Matano and Dani O’Neill on Alternative Methods for Qualitative Data Collection: Community Survey Day

Hello, we are Sheila Matano and Dani O’Neill from Carson Research Consulting (CRC). We at CRC are currently in the process of conducting a survey on relocation and housing stability. Although surveys are an incredibly useful method for gathering quantitative information from large populations, response rates vary widely. In order to promote our project, interact …

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Michelle Landry and Judy Savageau on No Need to Reinvent the Wheel: Project Management Tools for Your Evaluation Projects

Hello!  We’re Michelle Landry and Judy Savageau from the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Health Policy and Research. As Sean Allen Levin suggested in a recent aea365 post, organizing an evaluation project or multiple projects can be daunting. The details of timelines, responsibilities, and deliverables can easily be lost if they are only …

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Taj Carson on Visualizing Neighborhood-Level Data with Baltimore DataMind

I’m Taj Carson, the President of Carson Research Consulting (CRC) in Baltimore, MD. CRC is a research and evaluation consulting firm and we’ve seen first-hand how neighborhood-level data is increasingly being used for tasks such as identifying community conditions and trends or measuring population-level outcomes in research and evaluation. Recently, I was in a meeting …

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Clare Nolan on Transforming Health Care: Evaluating Accountable Care Organizations

My name is Clare Nolan and I work for Harder+Company Community Research, a national consulting firm that specializes in evaluation.  For the past 27 years, we have helped foundations, government agencies, and nonprofits plan and evaluate programs and policies. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) mark a new frontier in how healthcare is delivered in the United …

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Karen Widmer on Knowledge Flow: Making Evaluation the Reference Point

Hello. I am Karen Widmer, a 4th year doctoral student in the Evaluation program at Claremont Graduate University. I’ve been developing and evaluating systems for performance (business, education, healthcare, and nonprofits) for a long time. I think organizations are a lot like organisms. While each organization is unique, certain conditions help them all grow. I …

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Sheila B. Robinson on Evaluation Planning and Getting in (Evaluation) Shape for Summer

Hi! I’m Sheila B. Robinson, AEA365’s Lead Curator. I’m also an educator with Greece Central School District, and the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education. Today, I’ll share lessons learned about evaluation planning and a fabulous way to get ready for summer (learning about evaluation, of course!). Rudyard Kipling wrote, I keep six honest …

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