Sara Vaca

CP TIG Week: What Moments Were CRITICAL? Reflection in Evaluation by Jonathan Scaccia and Paul Howard

Hi, we’re Jonathan Scaccia of the Wandersman Center and Paul Howard of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and we’d like to share a method that we’ve been using in our evaluation work for the past 4 years: The Critical Moments Methodology. Lessons Learned: Community psychology puts a strong emphasis on participation and inclusion in …

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CP TIG Week: Tips For Evaluating Community Inclusion Principles (II) by Susan M. Wolfe and Kyrah Brown

We are Susan M. Wolfe and Kyrah Brown. Susan is a community consultant at Susan Wolfe and Associates, LLC where she provides evaluation and capacity building services to nonprofit organizations and community collaboratives.  Kyrah is an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington where she conducts community-based maternal-child health (MCH) research and provides …

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Community Psychology TIG Week: Tips For Evaluating Community Inclusion Principles (I)

We are Susan M. Wolfe and Kyrah Brown. Susan is a community consultant at Susan Wolfe and Associates, LLC where she provides evaluation and capacity building services to nonprofit organizations and community collaboratives.  Kyrah is an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington where she conducts community-based maternal-child health (MCH) research and provides …

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What I Have Learned From Having A Website/Blog For 7 Years by Sara Vaca

Hello, AEA365 readers! I’m Sara Vaca (frequent Saturday contributor to this blog), independent consultant specializing in evaluation of international development and in playing with data visualization. Since the start of my practice which started almost at the same time as my passion for dataviz, I’ve always had a website that has evolved over the years. …

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Why (Real) Participation Is A Still a Pipe-dream (So Far ) In My Evaluation Practice by Sara Vaca

Hi, AEA365 family! I’m Sara Vaca (frequent Saturday contributor to this blog), independent consultant specializing in evaluation of international development programmes and policies, and I’m platonically in love with Participation. Here is my practical relationship with it so far, though. Hot Tip: I understand participation as including many different actors, preferably those who have less …

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Lessons Learned from Applying for 100+ Evaluations by Sara Vaca

Dear AEA365 readers, I’m Sara Vaca (independent evaluator), bringing my monthly Saturday post. I started consulting in 2013 and I must have conducted 20-ish evaluations since then. In order to do that, I must have sent out 100-ish proposal applications. Here are some reflections from that experience… Lessons Learned: About how it works Once you …

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DG TIG Week: Recent Developments in Outcome Harvesting – an Approach Tested on DRG Program Evaluation by Salome Tsereteli-Stephens

Hello! I am Salome Tsereteli-Stephens and I am the deputy director of Research, Evaluation and Learning Division of the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI). I’ve been fascinated with Outcome Harvesting (OH) for a number of years as it’s a participatory method, particularly well-suited for complex programs and have tried to test …

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DG TIG Week: Broadening the Circle: Involving the Evaluated in Evaluation Process by Natalie Trisilla

Greetings! I’m Natalie Trisilla and I lead the International Republican Institute’s Office of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning. We lead dozens of internal evaluations annually. These occur throughout the project lifecycle – from needs assessments and baseline evaluations to mid-point and final evaluations. We always strive to involve our program staff colleagues, who actually implement the …

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DG TIG Week: Evaluating Complex Rule of Law Programs Using Contribution Analysis by Jeanette Tocol

Hi! I am Jeanette Tocol, and I am a Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer from Research, Evaluation and Learning Division of the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI). Hot Tip: In a recent internal evaluation I conducted, I used contribution analysis (CA) to assess the extent of contribution of a court automation …

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DG TIG Week: Developing a Collaboration Tool to Assess Collective Action Coalitions by Martina Hrvolova and Elizabeth Lenz Jedwab

Hi – we are Martina Hrvolova and Elizabeth Lenz Jedwab, part of the program teams for Europe and Eurasia at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). As a democracy organization, we see collective action coalitions as natural partners for us in many countries. After spending more time with these groups, we found we needed …

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