Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI) Week: Lessons Learned from an Online Mentorship Program on Rapid Evaluation for Teams from Lusophone Africa and Brazil by Lycia Lima, Gabriela Lacerda and Marina Lafer

Greetings! We are Lycia Lima, Gabriela Lacerda and Marina Lafer, staff members of the Centers for Learning on Evaluation and Results for Lusophone Africa and Brazil, hosted at the São Paulo School of Economics, from the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV EESP CLEAR LAB). FGV EESP CLEAR LAB is an implementing partner of the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI), supporting GEI’s mission of strengthening monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems and capacities in developing countries and promoting evidence-based decision-making in the public sector.

Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI) Week: Building Community: How IPDET Creates Evaluation Community – Connections that Last by Laszlo Szentmarjay and Vanessa Krieger

Esteemed colleagues! We are Laszlo Szentmarjay (Global Outreach Coordinator) and Vanessa Krieger (Marketing & Communication Officer), from the Independent Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET), an implementing partner of the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI). Today we want to share with you two “Hot Tips” on how to create spaces for evaluation community members to build connections that last beyond your event.

Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI) Week: Best Practice Analysis to Improve M&E Systems in Pakistan by Myra Imran Rafiq, Muhammad Adnan and Eman Haider

Hi, we are Myra Imran Rafiq (Intern Policy Advisory), Muhammad Adnan (Program Manager Policy Advisory) and Eman Haider (Program Manager Policy Advisory). We are part of EvalPCA, hosted at the Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP), an implementing partner of the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI). Our mission is to improve decision-making through the use of evidence and to build monitoring and evaluation (M&E) capacities in Pakistan and the Central Asian region.

Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI) Week: Hot Tips on Navigating the Challenges of the Complex Process of Building or Strengthening a Country Level M&E System by Edoé Djimitri Agbodjan

Hi, I am Edoé Djimitri Agbodjan, Director, CLEAR FA, an implementing partner of the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI). As an expert in M&E capacity building, I provide technical assistance, advice, and training to individuals and organizations in Francophone Africa on how to develop or strengthen an M&E system at the country level.

Reflections on Practicum Assignments: Part I: Faculty Perspectives by Beverly Peters, Danuta Dobosz, Talatha Kiazolu-Reeves, Jillian Klarman, Michael Petillo, Tiffany Smith, Marshall Bailly and Assetou Barry

Hello! This is Beverly Peters, Faculty Member in Measurement and Evaluation at American University. I am here today with Danuta Dobosz, Talatha Kiazolu-Reeves, Jillian Klarman, Michael Petillo and Tiffany Smith, alumni of our program; and Marshall Bailly and Assetou Barry, who regularly serve as practicum supervisors for our students.

LaRED TIG Week: Utilizing Latinx College Peer Leaders as Institutional Agents of Change by Oscar Cerna

Please Note: This post was originally published on the blog September 2, 2020. (Spanish version) My name is Oscar Cerna, and I’m an Evaluation Research Associate at MDRC in Oakland, CA. At the risk of stating the obvious, the population of Latinx students attending college will continue to grow and diversify. Many higher education institutions …

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LaRED TIG Week: Reflections on the Nature of Advocacy by Art Hernandez

Good day! I am Art Hernandez, a Professor at the University of the Incarnate Word in Texas. As an evaluator and teacher of evaluation, I am interested in the processes of cultural responsiveness in theory and practice, especially concerning measurement and assessment. Currently, I am a member of the Expanding the Bench™ Advisory Board and a mentor for the Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) Program.  I also have the honor of serving on the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation.

LaRED TIG Week: Entre una Fila y una Columna Hay un Universo: Explorando el Significado de los Datos de la Respuesta Coordinada al COVID-19 en Minnesota by Martha Hernández Martinez y Erick Antonio Aragón

Hola a tod@s somos dos evaluadores centroamericanos, Martha Hernández Martinez y Erick Antonio Aragón, compartiendo experiencias y perspectivas de llevar a cabo nuestro trabajo de una forma transformadora. Queremos compartir con ustedes nuestra reflexión acerca del universo de posibilidades, lecturas, interpretaciones, perspectivas y análisis que existe en una base de datos en Excel o en un archivo de datos en SPSS bajo el lente de la identidad.

LaRED TIG Week: LaRED TIG Engagement and Collaboration During the Pandemic: A way to Engage, Learn, and Share Best Practices by Susana Morales and Alisha Garcia Flores

Hola!  We are Susana Morales and Alisha Garcia Flores, proud co-chairs of the LaRED TIG. For the past couple years we have had the privilege of building a community with our fellow LaRED members. The Latinx Responsive Evaluation Discourse TIG (LaRED) meets monthly via zoom throughout the year. Our mission is to increase representation, engagement and leadership of Latina/o and other evaluators in theory, research and practice of culturally responsive evaluation especially involving the Latina/o community through the development of sustainable avenues for the development and application of Latina/o responsive evaluation theory and practice.