Internal Evaluation

LaRED TIG Week: Building our culture of evaluation with high staff engagement–lessons learned from an internal (nonprofit) evaluation team by Alisha Garcia Flores, Vianney Leon, and Matthew Silva

(Spanish version) ?Buenos días! We are Alisha Garcia Flores, Vianney Leon, and Matthew Silva — representing an internal evaluation and data team at Enlace Chicago in the Little Village community, Chicago, Illinois.  Enlace Chicago is a community-based nonprofit that strives to build the capacity of Little Village stakeholders to confront systemic inequities and social injustices. …

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AZENet Week: Insights from an Internal Evaluator by Ana Lucero

Hello, I’m Ana Lucero – I think of myself as both a researcher and a teacher.  I’m currently working as an internal evaluator at a local non-profit, Primavera Foundation, with a mission of providing pathways out of poverty through a continuum of services and programs. One of my favorite things about my current position is …

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AZENet Week: Supports for Internal Evaluators by Joanne Basta

Greetings! I am Joanne Basta, Manager of the Juvenile Unit, in the Planning, Research, and Evaluation (PRE) Division of the Superior Court in Pima County, AZ. I will share some resources that have helped me as both an external and internal evaluator but especially for my role as an internal evaluator. Past AEA 365 posts …

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Visionary Evaluation Week: Being a Visionary Evaluative as an Internal Evaluator by Eric Barela

Hello, I’m Eric Barela, Salesforce’s Director of Measurement and Evaluation. I had the privilege of contributing a chapter to Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future focusing on the business sector in 2030. Through my writing, I was able to reflect on how being a Visionary Evaluative (VE) influences my work as an internal evaluator. …

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IED UN Week: Lessons Learned by Demetra Arapakos

My name is Demetra Arapakos and I am a Chief of Section in IED/OIOS. If there is one thing I’ve learned during my three decades as an evaluator, it is that you always keep learning!  Given the challenges our office faces (that you may have been reading about this week), learning from what did not …

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IED UN Week: A case in point – IED in action by Mona Fetouh

Hello AEA! My name is Mona Fetouh and I work with OIOS-IED as an evaluation Team Leader. My colleagues have already described the overall process, scoping and methods involved in IED evaluations. How do we put this all together to develop evaluation reports that hold UN entities accountable and contribute to learning and institutional improvement? …

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IED UN Week: Marvelous Methods! By Pankaj Verma

My name is Pankaj Verma and I work as an Evaluation Officer in IED. Yesterday’s post was about how we scope our evaluations in IED. Today is all about our methods. In the past, methodology usually fell under two broad approaches: qualitative and quantitative. A third approach, mixed-methods, is often used by researchers and evaluators …

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IED UN Week: Head on: Tackling the challenges IED faces in conducting its evaluations by Juan Carlos Peña

Hi – I’m Juan Carlos Peña, one of the Section Chiefs at IED. I’ve found that evaluation culture in the UN is slowly, but steadfastly improving; however, there’s a lot to be done to ensure that everyone get on the evaluation train! From our unique oversight perspective, there are several critical and strategic challenges IED …

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IED UN Week: Scoping it out! Scoping and planning evaluations in the United Nations by Sinduja Srinivasan and Srilata Rao

Hi – it’s Sinduja Srinivasan again, from yesterday’s intro post! And I’m Srilata Rao, one of the Section Chiefs in IED. As the intro mentioned, IED work spans a diverse set of topics. In the last few years, we’ve worked on evaluations on international criminal tribunals to outer space affairs! So how do we scope …

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IED UN Week: Evaluating the United Nations Secretariat’s Work by Michael Craft and Sinduja Srinivasan

Hello to all! Our names are Michael Craft and Sinduja Srinivasan. We are evaluators at the United Nations Secretariat within the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) Inspection and Evaluation Division (IED). Our office is celebrating 25 years of evaluation work, telling the United Nations what it needs to know to be more relevant, efficient …

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