Hi everyone, we are Chris Voegeli and Krystal Tomlin and we are the chair and former chair of the Government Evaluation TIG. This week is sponsored by the Government Evaluation TIG, and we have some great posts for you this week. The topics include experiences evaluating during the time of COVID, scientific publications as indicators of success, a new framework for tracking program performance, and more.
The English saying “May you live in interesting times” although sounding like a blessing is meant to be taken ironically. As 2020 is now behind us, we all probably hope that 2021 and beyond will be completely uninteresting years where we can go back to focusing on causes near and dear to us without the uncertainty that the tomorrows of 2020 gave us.
With the future in mind and our continued growth ahead of us below are several resources created by government agencies that can be of help to any evaluator:
- The CDC’s Program Performance and Evaluation Office provides information about the use of the CDC evaluation framework, access to evaluation trainings, and information about their evaluation fellowship.
- The Environmental Protection Agency’s evaluation resource page provides links to relevant federal government policies related to evaluation, a list of professional organizations related to evaluation, and evaluation guides and tools.
- USAID’s Learning Lab provides information about their operational model for evaluation (i.e., The Program Cycle), a variety of evaluation related toolkits, and evaluation and learning podcasts and videos.
The content of this post and other posts published as part of the Government TIG’s AEA365 week expresses the opinions of its authors and does not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the National Institutes of Health.
The American Evaluation Association is hosting Gov’t Eval TIG Week with our colleagues in the Government Evaluation Topical Interest Group. The contributions all this week to aea365 come from our Gov’t Eval TIG members. Do you have questions, concerns, kudos, or content to extend this aea365 contribution? Please add them in the comments section for this post on the aea365 webpage so that we may enrich our community of practice. Would you like to submit an aea365 Tip? Please send a note of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. aea365 is sponsored by the American Evaluation Association and provides a Tip-a-Day by and for evaluators.