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gLOCAL Evaluation Week – Local Gatherings of Evaluation Stakeholders Around the Globe by Leo Lemes and Mariana Branco

We’re Leo Lemes, Operations Officer, and Mariana Branco, Evaluation Consultant, both writing from the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group and affiliated with the CLEAR Initiative – Centers for Learning on Evaluation and Results.   We live in a world where global knowledge increasingly shapes local evaluation practices and experiences that, in turn, influence global evaluation thinking. …

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What is evaluation? And how does it differ from research? by Dana Wanzer

Hi! I’m Dana Wanzer, doctoral candidate at Claremont Graduate University and an avid #EvalTwitter user! Many people new to evaluation—students and clients alike—struggle with understanding what evaluation is, and many evaluators struggle with how to communicate evaluation to others. This issue is particularly difficult when evaluation is so similar to related fields like auditing and research. …

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How to make Outcome Harvesting Gender-responsive and Equity-focused Part II by Awuor Ponge

Hi, I am Awuor Ponge, an Independent M&E Consultant; Associate Research Fellow in a Think Tank and Adjunct Faculty in a Public University in Kenya. I’m passionate about Participatory Approaches and Tools in Gender and Development. This prompts interest in Outcome Harvesting (OH) as a Participatory Evaluation approach, and the desire to make the process …

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How to make Outcome Harvesting Gender-responsive and Equity-focused Part I by Awuor Ponge

Hi, I am Awuor Ponge, an Independent M&E Consultant; Associate Research Fellow in a Think Tank and Adjunct Faculty in a Public University in Kenya. I have a passion for Participatory Approaches and Tools in Gender and Development and this prompts my interest in Outcome Harvesting (OH) as a Participatory Evaluation approach, and the desire …

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AEA’s 2019 Summer Evaluation Institute by Sheila B Robinson

Hello Evaluation Learners! I’m Sheila B. Robinson, aea365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor. It’s that time of year again! I’m writing about AEA’s Summer Evaluation Institute, a perennially great learning opportunity. Anyone who knows me knows that I love learning and especially attending professional development workshops. Registration is now open for the 2019 AEA Summer Evaluation …

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Helping clients develop Theories of Change as an external evaluator (Part 2) by Stephanie Chasteen

I’m Stephanie Chasteen, an external evaluator on NSF-funded projects aiming to improve STEM education at the university level. This is part 2 of a 2-part series on Theory of Change. In yesterday’s post, I shared the process I use to help clients develop Theories of Change (ToC). Today, I’ll share how I’ve been able to …

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Helping clients develop Theories of Change as an external evaluator (Part 1) by Stephanie Chasteen

I’m Stephanie Chasteen, an external evaluator on NSF-funded projects aiming to improve STEM education at the university level. This is Part 1 of a 2-part series on Theory of Change. Today, I’ll share the process I use to help clients develop Theories of Change (ToC). Tomorrow, I’ll share how I’ve been able to work with …

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Navigational Models – Confronting Conflation by Jacqueline Singh

Greetings! My name is Jacqueline Singh. I’m an Executive Evaluation and Program Design Advisor at Qualitative Advantage, LLC and the Program Design TIG Program Chair. I’ve often observed conflation with research, evaluation, assessment and performance measurements when working with education, government, or nonprofit organizations. This may be in part due to the common methods, designs, approaches, …

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