Democracy, Human Rights and Governance

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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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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