TRE TIG Week: Strengthening the Evaluation of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards by Tanha Patel

Hello, my name is Tanha Patel, an evaluator for one of the institutions funded as part of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program within in the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Clinical and Translational Science (NCATS). Over the past year and a half, I have had the pleasure to work with a …

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Reading Speed And Evaluation by Sara Vaca

Hi AEA365 readers! I am Sara Vaca, independent consultant and frequent Saturday contributor to this blog, and I am coming today with a short-experiment-post, aiming to collect data (about evaluators’ reading speed) and come back to you with the results. It all started some days ago when I was finally reading Kylie Hutchinson’s book A …

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ITE TIG Week: The Role of Evaluators in the Fourth Industrial Revolution by Valentine J Gandhi

Hi, my name is Valentine J Gandhi and I am the Senior Researcher, Evaluator and ICT4D Expert at The Development Café. In development agencies across the globe from donors to implementers there is discussion about emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, big data, internet of things (IoT). Given the hype, evaluators have a responsibility …

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ITE TIG Week: Designing a “Center” for M&E Practitioners on GitHub by Mala Kumar

Open Source in ICT4D and M&E My name is Mala Kumar, and for a decade, I worked as a tech for international development (ICT4D) practitioner designing and deploying digital products throughout sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and New York. As is the case with many ICT4D practitioners, much of my work took on a heavy monitoring and …

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ITE TIG Week: Decolonizing Data and Tech in Evaluation by Adeline Sibanda, Silvia Salinas and Veronica Olazabal

Makadii, Hola, Hello! We are Adeline Sibanda of the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE), Silvia Salinas of the Latin American and Caribbean Monitoring, Evaluation and Systematization Nework (ReLAC) and Veronica Olazabal of The Rockefeller Foundation, here to discuss decolonization of data and tech in evaluation! Why colonization matters today When we think about …

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ITE TIG Week: Integrating Technology into the Evaluation of Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives by Eric Barela

Hello. I’m Eric Barela, Salesforce.org’s Director of Measurement & Evaluation. Part of my job is to evaluate elements of a corporate social responsibility (CSR) program. Corporations are increasingly being called upon to focus on what is called the Triple Bottom Line, which consists of profit, planet, and people. CSR programs are designed to encourage public …

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ITE TIG Week: Research on Evaluation: Describing the Use of Technology in the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Space by Linda Raftree and Michael Harnar

Hello! It’s Linda Raftree and Michael Harnar here, both fresh from the MERL Tech Conference in Washington, DC September 4-6, 2019. Linda is the organizer of the conference, which brings together a multidisciplinary community of evaluators, non-profit professionals, data scientists, government agencies and funders to learn and share their work and their challenges in responsibly …

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ITE TIG Week: Digital Principles-Focused Evaluation Manifesto by Zach Tilton

Hi, my name is Zach Tilton and I am a Doctoral Research Associate at Western Michigan University in the Interdisciplinary PhD in Evaluation program, the AEA representative to EvalYouth, and the Co-chair of the Integrating Technology into Evaluation Topical Interest Group. I am thrilled to be curating a week of AEA 365 contributions from ITE …

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Neutrality: A state of disassociation by Christen Pentek

I’m Christen Pentek (MSW), a leader with the Youth-Focused Evaluation TIG and part of a team engaging a new approach called Creative Evaluation and Engagement. I want to partly unpack the overlapping space between evaluation and mental health. Hot Tip Understanding and recognizing unhealthy mental states may allow you to take steps to engage in …

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Developing a Purposeful Presentation— What I learned Using My Favorite New Tools by Brittnee Hawkins

Hi! I’m Brittnee Hawkins, an evaluator at Time Solutions, LLC. I currently work on evaluation projects in the Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA. I recently completed an evaluation of a training development process that could potentially be used during public health emergencies. I …

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