Innovations in Evaluation: Big Data, Blockchain, and Human-Centred Design for Adaptive Programming

DevCAFE’s “Innovations in Evaluation Workshop Series” is Back!  Workshop 2, 25th July – 27th July 2018 Venue: Universitas Trisakti, School of Design, Jakarta, Indonesia, and online Valentine Gandhi says: “This time we are bringing in the Creator of Most Significant Change Approach, Dr Rick Davies, and Big Data expert Professor Michael Bamberger to Jakarta. They… Read More Innovations in Evaluation: Big Data, Blockchain, and Human-Centred Design for Adaptive Programming

Digital Data Collection and the Maturing of a MERL Technology

Needs, markets, and innovation combine to produce technological change. This is as true in the international development sector as it is anywhere else. And within that sector, it’s as true in the broad category of MERL (monitoring and evaluation, research, and learning) technologies as it is in the narrower sub-category of digital data collection technologies.… Read More Digital Data Collection and the Maturing of a MERL Technology

Updating the DAC Evaluation Criteria: Zenda Ofir’s proposal

South African evaluation specialist Zenda Ofir makes a proposal for a new approach to the identification of evaluation criteria for sustainable development. She proposes that the identification and prioritisation of our evaluation criteria should be based on the following three principles: Development as complex adaptive system (CAS).  Development viewed as complex adaptive system demands that… Read More Updating the DAC Evaluation Criteria: Zenda Ofir’s proposal

Data for Development: An Evaluation of World Bank Support for Data and Statistical Capacity | IEG

This evaluation assesses how effectively the World Bank has supported development data production, sharing, and use, and suggests ways to improve its approach. At the global level, the World Bank has a strong reputation in development data and has been highly effective in data production. However, the Bank Group needs to determine its future role… Read More Data for Development: An Evaluation of World Bank Support for Data and Statistical Capacity | IEG

#Data for #Development | OECD Development Co-operation Report 2017

Data are a prerequisite for delivering the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and ensuring that no one is left behind. The Development Co‑operation Report 2017 focuses on data for development because quality, timely and disaggregated data are crucial for achieving the ultimate goal of development: improving the welfare of people and fighting… Read More #Data for #Development | OECD Development Co-operation Report 2017

Responding to Refugee Crises in Developing Countries: What Can We Learn From Evaluations? – OECD

Responding to Refugee Crises in Developing Countries: What Can We Learn From Evaluations? provides evidence from evaluations to feed into guidance on better programming that is being developed through the Development Assistance Committee Temporary Working Group on Refugees and Migration. It is complemented by three case studies on Afghanistan, South Sudan and Ethiopia/Uganda. Source: Refugees… Read More Responding to Refugee Crises in Developing Countries: What Can We Learn From Evaluations? – OECD

Three prerequisites for learning in development aid | Norad

The evaluation department in Norad identifies the main lessons to be learned from the last year of evaluations. In last year’s report, the evaluation department in Norad raised the question of whether any learning actually takes place in development policy. ‘This year, we are bringing this argumentation a bit further and highlight certain key prerequisites… Read More Three prerequisites for learning in development aid | Norad