LA RED TIG WEEK: Preparing the Evaluation Field for Evaluators of Color in Modern Times by Sahiti Bhaskara, Wanda Casillas, and Jack Serna

We are Wanda Casillas, Sahiti Bhaskara, and Jack Serna, evaluators and applied researchers of color at different stages of our careers from starting our training to mid-career professionals. Wanda is a faculty member at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) with over 15 years of evaluation experience. Sahiti and Jack are students at CGU beginning their evaluation …

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LA RED TIG WEEK: Striving for Authenticity or Accuracy? by Art Hernandez

My name is Arthur (Art) Hernández, and I am a Professor at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas and a member of the LaRED TIG, among others. I have been an “evaluator” almost since the beginning of my career (which was a long time ago), certainly well before I understood that evaluation is …

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LA RED TIG WEEK: Why is Evaluation Important? A Perspective from a Nonprofit Organization by Ana Maria Martinez

Hello, I am Ana Maria Martinez, an immigrant from South America trying to be bilingual/bi-cultural in Sonoma County. I work at Humanidad Therapy Education Services as a Program Manager. My daily intention is to deliver something of value that generates health, help, happiness and dignity to all in need; particularly those in marginalized communities. In 2017, …

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We Want to Hear Your Voice by Elizabeth DiLuzio

Greetings AEA365 community. My name is Elizabeth DiLuzio, volunteer curator for AEA365, and we’re looking for new bloggers. Yes, that means you! Did you know that every 5-6 weeks we host a week dedicated to independent bloggers? While most weeks throughout the year are sponsored by Topical Interest Groups (TIGs) or AEA affiliates, we recognize …

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DRG TIG Week: Make evaluation more democratic by prioritizing consent and agency by Kate Krueger and Sarya Sok

Hi evaluators! We are Kate Krueger and Sarya Sok, Evaluation Specialists at the US Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL).  Today we are talking about “putting our money where our mouth is” as democracy, rights and governance sector (DRG) evaluators; that is, learning to evaluate more inclusively, equitably, and democratically. …

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DRG TIG Week: Hot Tips: Decolonizing Aid Through Community Assessment Partner-ships in the Sahel, by Daniella Montemarano, Aboudou Berthe and Marian Ware

Hi there! My name is Daniella Montemarano, and I currently manage the International Republican Institute (IRI)’s violence prevention and mitigation programs in the Sahel and West Africa Littoral States. I’m joined by colleagues Aboudou Berthe, expert in youth development and good governance who serves as the Mali-based Program Director for our Sahel portfolio, and Marian …

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DRG TIG Week: Evaluation of International Democracy Promotion and Anti-Corruption Interventions: Aid Decolonization and Staff Safety, by Jeremy Danz

Hello everyone. My name is Jeremy Danz, one of the co-founders of The ADMEL Lab, a collaborative focusing on embedding inclusive accountability in M&E frameworks. Currently, discourse within the international development community has included a drive to decolonize aid, remaking global power dynamics and including stakeholders from outside of the Global North as leaders in international processes …

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DRG TIG Week: “Decolonizing aid” through everyday M&E practices, by Robinson Chikowero and Roland Kovats

Hello evaluators! We’re Robinson Chikowero (Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Manager, CEADZ activity, Pact Zimbabwe) and Roland Kovats (Chief of Party, USAID/ENGAGE activity, Pact Ukraine). While we’re in vastly different regions, we both work in governance projects operating in complex contexts that aim to increase citizen awareness of and engagement in governing and representative systems: …

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DRG TIG Week: The role of humility in evaluation to rebalance democratic governance to-ward equity and sustainability, by Nicole Bowman, Larry Bremner & Andrealisa Belzer

Koolamalsi/Tanshi. We are Larry Bremner, Co-Founder, EvalIndigenous, Associate Editor, Roots & Relations, Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation (CJPE), and Past President, Canadian Evaluation Society (CES); Dr. Nicole Bowman, co-Chair, AEA Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation and Associate Editor, Roots & Relations, CJPE; and Andrealisa Belzer, CE, Indigenous Services Canada, and CES National Board. For several years …

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DRG TIG Week: Closing Civic Spaces and the Decolonization of Aid: What role for program evaluation? by Alysson Akiko Oakley

Hello evaluators! I am Alysson Akiko Oakley, chair of AEA’s Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG) topical interest group, and Global Director of Results and Measurement at Pact. Our TIG focuses on evaluation that supports programs that aim to build democratic institutions, such as civil society and a free press, among others. Last year our …

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