International and Cross-cultural Evaluation

ICCE TIG Week: Data privacy starts at the design phase! By Linda Raftree

Linda Raftree, Digital Safeguarding Consultant, here to remind us that data privacy starts at the design phase. These days, discussion about data privacy and security seems to be everywhere. This increase in awareness has been spurred in part by legislation like the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), however high profile data breaches and manipulation …

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ICCE TIG Week: Boundaries in International Evaluation by Michele Tarsilla

Hello! My name is Michele Tarsilla (Twitter: MiEval_TuEval) and I am the UNICEF Regional Evaluation Adviser for West and Central Africa. I am also the Associate Editor of the African Evaluation Journal (aejonline.org) and the AEA International Buddy Program Coordinator. I recently gave a workshop on “Crossing Technical and Personal Boundaries in Evaluation towards more …

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ICCE TIG Week: Invisibility in Evaluation by Stephen Porter

I am Stephen Porter, an evaluator in Oxfam, an international non-governmental organization (INGO). A major part of my job is to provide evidence on whether people live equitably and free from the injustice of poverty.  When conducting evaluations we often seek to apply tools to improve the quality and use of evaluations in an ethical …

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ICCE TIG Week: Evaluation, Truth and Accountability – the Case of Climate Change Mitigation by Scott Chaplowe

If there was ever a good time to have an AEA conference theme like “Speaking Truth to Power,” it is now. My name is Scott Chaplowe, and as the Director of Evidence, Measurement and Evaluation at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) for Climate Change, I am reminded of this every day. This post is …

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ICCE TIG Week: Can big data be used in evaluation? By Claudia Lopes and Shravanti Reddy

Greetings, fellow evaluators. Claudia Lopes, Affiliated Lecturer at University of Cambridge and Shravanti Reddy, Evaluation Specialist UN Women Independent Evaluation Service here to share our learnings from the recently published report ‘Can Big Data be Used in Evaluation?: A UN Women Feasibility Study’. The quick answer… yes, but we still need to learn more and …

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ICCE TIG Week: End-User Feedback in Speaking Truth to Power By Veronica Olazabal

Hello and welcome to International and Cross-Cultural (ICCE) Evaluation Week! This is Veronica Olazabal, ICCE TIG Chair, AEA Board Member and Head of Evaluation at The Rockefeller Foundation. This week is intentionally designed to preview the international and cross-cultural evaluation offerings at AEA’s Annual Conference. Please follow along!     I’ve been reflecting on how …

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What Are VOPEs? And How Do They Relate To Us As Evaluators? by Jim Rugh

AEA365 Curator note: Please enjoy this article, part of a 5-part miniseries on VOPEs – Voluntary Organization for Professional Evaluation. Greetings, fellow evaluators.  I’m Jim Rugh, member of AEA since the merger in 1986; now retired after an active career involved in evaluation at international levels.  That included being the AEA Representative to the IOCE (International …

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ICCE Week: Seven Tips to better evaluations in fragility, conflict and violence by Keiko Kuji-Shikatani and Hur Hassnain

Hello, Keiko Kuji-Shikatani (C.E., CES representative for EvalGender+) and Hur Hassnain  (Pakistan Evaluation Association; Impact, Results and Learning Manager, Y Care International) here to share our thoughts on how to engage and collectively think about better evaluating learning and social accountability in FCV (fragility, conflict and violence). The World Bank estimates that by 2030, the …

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ICCE TIG Week: Conducting Evaluations in a Foreign Language: Tips for Effective Interlingual Communication by Jessie Tannenbaum

I’m Jessie Tannenbaum, Advisor in the Research, Evaluation, and Learning Office at the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative*, here to share tips and ideas for conducting evaluation work in foreign languages. First Things First: Budget Having a good interpreter is as important as having a good evaluator, and interpretation (verbal) and translation (written) …

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ICCE Week: Advancing Gender Equality And The SDGs By Laura Gagliardone

Hello, I am Laura Gagliardone. For about twelve years, I have worked for the UN System and NGOs as Program Development and Evaluation, and Communications Specialist; and galvanized the international community on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Relevance: Among all Global Goals, there is one – Goal 5: Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment – …

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