evaluation capacity building

CEA Week: Partnerships for Networking and Evaluation Capacity Building by Lisa Aponte-Soto

Hello! ¡Saludos! I’m Lisa Aponte-Soto, an AEA GEDI alumna, Latinx Responsive Evaluation Discourse (La RED) TIG chair, and CEA local affiliate member. I currently serve as Associate Director of Community Engaged Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. La RED and CEA foster communities of practice to exchange ideas and enhance collective learning around evaluation …

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EEE TIG Week: Teresa McCoy on Agile & Lean Evaluation Capacity Building (AL-ECB)

I am Teresa McCoy, Assistant Director at the University of Maryland Extension (UME). I was hired 10 years ago with responsibility for evaluation and assessment across all program areas of agriculture, family and consumer sciences, environment and natural resources, and 4-H youth development. There was not a lot of evaluation knowledge and practice in the …

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BECOME Week: Evaluation Capacity Building Sustainability by Jay Wade

Hello, AEA folks!  This is Jay Wade from PIE Org, a strategic partner of Become, and I am an evaluation capacity building (ECB) nerd!  As a practitioner of ECB, I always wonder…what happens after our contract ends?  Do organizations sustain evaluation practice?  It turns out…they do!  As part of my dissertation, I looked into the …

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Evaluation Capacity-building for Leaders and Managers by Chris Lovato and Kylie Hutchinson

We’re Chris Lovato, Professor in the School of Population & Public Health at the University of British Columbia, and Kylie Hutchinson, independent consultant and author of A Short Primer on Innovative Evaluation Reporting. To date, most evaluation capacity-building has tended to focus on program-level managers and staff, ignoring the key role that senior leaders also …

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The Improve Group Week: Capacity building over time: seeing clients grow by Daren Nyquist

Hi, I’m Daren Nyquist, a Research and Evaluation Director at The Improve Group, an evaluation consulting firm in Minnesota. Today I’m going to tell you about building evaluation capacity with clients over time, something we have had the benefit of doing with some long-term clients. It’s exciting to see community-focused organizations taking the reins on …

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EvalYouth Week: Building Evaluator and Evaluation Capacity by Mentoring Young and Emerging Evaluators by Antonella Guidoccio, Mohamed Rage, and Qudratullah Jahid

Hi Colleagues! We are Antonella Guidoccio, Mohamed Rage, and Qudratullah Jahid and we coordinate Task Force 2 charged with developing a mentoring program for Young and Emerging Evaluators (YEEs). We want to share our experience of how to design a mentoring program in a collaborative and inclusive way. We started by conducting a needs and …

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Rhodri Dierst-Davies on Solving federal evaluation challenges through streamlining data collection and reporting

Hi, my name is Rhodri Dierst-Davies, an evaluation specialist with Deloitte Consulting LLP working out of our federal practice. Many times federal programs are, by design, implemented differently across states and municipalities. These programs rely on inputs from local stakeholders and policy makers to ensure they are tailored to the needs of the communities they …

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Clara Hagens, Marianna Hensley and Guy Sharrock on Building MEAL Competencies

Greetings! We’re Clara Hagens, Marianna Hensley and Guy Sharrock, Advisors in the MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) team with Catholic Relief Services (CRS). Building on our previous blog dated October 20, Embracing an Organizational Approach to ECB, we’d like to describe the next step in our ongoing MEAL capacity building journey: the development of …

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Clara Hagens, Kelly Scott and Guy Sharrock on Embracing an Organizational Approach to ECB

Greetings! We’re Clara Hagens, Kelly Scott and Guy Sharrock, Advisors in the MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) team with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Baltimore. We’d like to offer another perspective on Evaluation Capacity Building (ECB), namely, creating and institutionally embedding a suite of MEAL Policies and Procedures (MPP) that ensures a systematic and …

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OL-ECB Week: Natalie Cook and Tom Archibald on ICYMI*: Roundup of Recent Evaluation Capacity Building Research

(*ICYMI (“in case you missed it”) we present a few summaries of recent ECB literature to help you stay up-to-date on this quickly evolving aspect of evaluation. Hi, we are Natalie Cook (Graduate Research Assistant) and Tom Archibald (Assistant Professor) from the Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education department at Virginia Tech. We both practice and …

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