Are the DAC Evaluation Criteria still relevant?

Participate in the Global Consultation! OECD DAC has started a process of exploring the adaptation of the DAC Evaluation Criteria to the new development context and landscape. The Survey at dacevaluationcriteria.org is open to all stakeholders in the evaluation profession and the broader development community in what will be a broad based consultative process. The… Read More Are the DAC Evaluation Criteria still relevant?

The SDGs can add the missing context to Poverty Analysis

by Karsten Weitzenegger, Member of PEGNet Poverty, hunger, well-being, education, and ecosystem health are interrelated. The relationships are nonlinear, dynamic, and complex. The SDGs help analysts to understand the this interlinked context. Recognizing the intrinsic linkage between poverty eradication and sustainable development, Agenda 2030 calls for global transformation that focuses on ending poverty, protecting the… Read More The SDGs can add the missing context to Poverty Analysis

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