Democracy and Governance

DemTIG Week: Evaluating Democracy In Crisis: Emerging Lessons from the Fundamental Freedoms Consortium by Linda Stern

I’m Linda Stern, Director of Evaluation & Learning at the National Democratic Institute. I also lead a Research, Evaluation & Learning (REL) initiative with seven other democracy, human rights and labor (DRL) organizations under the Fundamental Freedoms Fund (FFF). Sponsored by the US Department of State, the objective of our consortium initiative is to build …

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DemTIG Week: The right initiative to improve Human Rights by Francisco Hernandez, Carlos Urquilla, and Nigina Valentini

Hi! We’re Francisco Hernandez, Carlos Urquilla, and Nigina Valentini from Counterpart International. Have you ever wondered how evaluators are contributing to improved impact in human rights programming? We are specialists in human rights monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) working in Latin America, and we would like to highlight an initiative that has helped advance our …

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DemTIG Week: Evaluating Civic Networks in Complex Contexts: Lessons from Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Implementers by Kate Krueger and Norma Ruiz

Hello, AEA community! We are Kate Krueger and Norma Ruiz from the International Republican Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that supports democracy worldwide. In this year of upheaval, all evaluators — not just those of us who work in the DRG (democracy, human rights, and governance) sector — are witnessing the power of social movements …

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DemTIG Week: Expanding the Toolkit for DRG Evaluators: New DRG Evaluation E-learning and Resources by Antonella Guidoccio and Claudia Olavarria

We are Antonella Guidoccio and Claudia Olavarría, both  international evaluation consultants and members of the EvalYouth team. We have developed these tools with the contributions of a group of generous and committed professionals and organizations, and we hope they will be a valuable resource for you, your organization, and the evaluation community. Recently, the International …

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DemTIG Week: Challenging Longstanding Democracy and Governance Efforts Using Quantitative Evaluation Approaches by Chhork Boeurng and Ihor Matviichuk

Hello to fellow evaluators around the world! We are Chhork Boeurng and Ihor Matviichuk, monitoring and evaluation managers for Pact. We work on two different projects located in Cambodia and Ukraine, both of which work to strengthen civic engagement. As citizens of each of our project countries, we are acutely aware of the limited space …

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DemTIG Week: Democracy Day Turns into Democracy Week by Dylan Diggs

Hi evaluators! I am Dylan Diggs, the chair of AEA’s Democracy, Human Rights and Governance topical interest group and an evaluator with the Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL). I’m here to announce that it’s “Democracy Week” at AEA in honor of the United Nation’s International Day of Democracy on …

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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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