International and Cross-cultural Evaluation

Scribing: Vidhya Shanker on Discussions Regarding the AEA Cultural Competence Statement

This is Vidhya Shanker, a doctoral student at the University of Minnesota. I served as an Evaluation 2010 scribe for Think Tank Session 242, Cultural Competency in Evaluation: Discussion of the American Evaluation Association’s Public Statement on the Importance of Cultural Competence in Evaluation. Discussion was organized into small groups, each of which focused on …

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MNEA Week: Hanife Cakici on Evaluation of the Worlds

My name is Hanife Cakici and I am a second year graduate student in the Master of Public Policy program at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, focusing on advanced policy analysis and program evaluation. Coming to U.S as a Turkish Fulbright student has generated a deep curiosity in me to investigate …

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Kate McKegg on Developing Evaluator Competencies

Kia ora and New Year Greetings to my evaluation colleagues.  My name is Kate McKegg. I am an independent evaluation consultant based in New Zealand. My company, The Knowledge Institute Ltd is a member of a professional network – the Kinnect Group. I am a founding member and former Convenor for the Aotearoa New Zealand …

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Nicole Jackson on Improving Interview Techniques During Formative Evaluations

Hello, my name is Nicole Jackson. I am both an adjunct faculty in the Human Resource Management Certificate program at U.C. Berkeley Extension and a doctoral candidate in Policy, Organization, Measurement, and Evaluation at U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education. From my previous and current work, I discovered that interviewing is both an art and …

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Elizabeth Hutchinson on Working with Local Evaluators in International Settings

My name is Elizabeth Hutchinson and I am a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist with Land O’Lakes International Development. My work focuses on evaluating United States Government-funded agriculture and food system development programs. Most people in the U.S. know of Land O’Lakes for its branded butter, but the division I work for has 30 years experience …

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Canadian Evaluation Conference – Going Green, Gold, and Global

We are the Green Team, aka Kim Walker and Karen Truesdale, members of the organizing committee for the 2010 Conference of the Canadian Evaluation Society. Our role is to encourage practices that optimize the environmental impact of this large conference. Why worry about being “green”? …. during a typical five day conference, 500 attendees will …

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Scott Chaplowe on International M&E Training & Capacity Building Modules

Hello, my name is Scott Chaplowe, and I am a Senior M&E Officer with the International Federation Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). I have been working in international monitoring and evaluation for about a decade now, and some of my earliest and most impressionable learning experiences in evaluation were with the AEA at …

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Patricia Rogers on Recording and Sharing Information Across Geographical Distances

Hello, my name is Patricia Rogers. I am Professor of Public Sector Evaluation at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University) in Australia and write a blog with Jane Davidson at http://genuineevaluation.com/. I’m particularly interested in evidence-based policy and practice for complicated and complex interventions which require a range of methods and research designs. …

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