International and Cross-cultural Evaluation

ICCE TIG Week: Livaluate by going within by Hayat Askar

Hi AEA365 community, Marhaba! My name is Hayat Askar, a Monitoring and Evaluation professional from Jordan and the Vice-president of Jordan Development Evaluation Association (EvalJordan). When Covid-19 first hit the world, I was like many others: scared, confused, worried about how this might impact my life, the life of my family, and the ones I …

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ICCE TIG Week: Embedding inclusive accountability by building trust by Jeremy Danz & Dhaval Kothari

Hello everyone. We are Jeremy Danz and Dhaval Kothari, co-founders of The ADMEL Lab, a collaborative focusing on embedding inclusive accountability in M&E frameworks. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have worked on COVID-19 contact tracing programs in Massachusetts and Washington and on corruption and governance programs throughout South Asia, as well as …

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ICCE TIG Week: Meeting The Moment at Minwashin Lodge by Florence Etta

My name is Florence Etta (she/her), currently a Principal Consultant, researcher, monitoring and evaluation expert focusing on gender equality, equity and human rights with GRAIDE International Consultants Limited, Nigeria http://graideinternational.org/. I serve as Associate Editor of the African Evaluation Journal (aejonline.org). Late last year I was interviewed by the Melissa Pomeroy and Rogerio Silva of …

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ICCE TIG Week: Restorative Validity: Confronting barriers to participation and self-realization through participatory and collaborative moments in Guatemala by Giovanni Dazzo

Greetings, my name is Giovanni Dazzo and I’m an evaluator at the Department of State and a doctoral candidate at George Mason University. Over the last few years, I’ve been working alongside nonprofit staff and Kaqchikel community members in Guatemala, seeking to understand how applied research and evaluation can serve as a form of restorative …

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ICCE TIG Week: Mitigating Risk Posed by the Evaluation of Advocacy Work in the Global Souths by Jenn Esala, Kirsten Anderson, Craig Higson-Smith & Liz Sweitzer

Hello! This is Jenn Esala, Kirsten Anderson, and Craig Higson-Smith with the Center for Victims of Torture along with Liz Sweitzer with The Evaluation Center at the University of Colorado Denver. We were a part of a project to develop human rights-focused advocacy evaluation tools with and for Global South activists. The Global South refers …

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ICCE TIG Week: Challenges to Culturally Responsive Evaluation by Andrea Nelson Trice

Hello! I’m Andrea Nelson Trice, an independent evaluation consultant as well as a Senior Fellow with the Sagamore Institute. I spent part of my childhood living in the Peruvian rainforest and that experience shaped my life’s work. For over two decades, I have conducted research on cross-cultural dynamics and have just completed a book project …

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ICCE TIG Week: What is the role of TIG Leadership in Meeting the Moment? By Mishkah Jakoet, Lisa Frantzen, & Christina Bowles

Hello! We are Mishkah Jakoet, Lisa Frantzen, and Christina Bowles, the International & Cross-Cultural Evaluation (ICCE) Topical Interest Group (TIG) leadership team. We’re excited to have a space to reflect on how we’ve been thinking about “Meeting the Moment” in our TIG. The ICCE TIG is a space for evaluators interested in or working on …

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ICCE TIG Week: Engaging Children in International and Cross-Cultural Evaluations by Michele Tarsilla

Dear Colleagues, My name is Michele Tarsilla ( Twitter @ MiEval_TuEval) and I work as Evaluation Adviser at the UNICEF Regional Office for West and Central Africa (I am also Associate Editor of the African Evaluation Journal). Today, I would like to share with you 5 tips and 10 resources on how to better engage …

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ICCE TIG Week: Using Evidence in Policy and Practice – lessons from Africa by Ian Goldman

Hello! I’m Professor Ian Goldman, CLEAR Anglophone Africa. Mine Pabari and I have brought together eight cases of evidence use by governments to understand how policy makers behaviour was influenced. These draw on use of different evidence sources (research, research synthesis, evaluations and citizen engagement), in 5 countries (Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Benin, Ghana) and …

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ICCE TIG Week: COVID-19 and the off-grid energy sector: How are consumers affected? By Marina Lahowin and Tabitha Olang

This is Marina Lahowin and Tabitha Olang of The Rockefeller Foundation’s Power & Climate team. We have the pleasure of sharing our experience related to this AEA365 week’s focus on Power and Participation in International and Cross Cultural Evaluation. When the novel Coronavirus began to spread across the world, the voices of rural communities were …

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