Register now for e-Courses on Development Evaluation

EvalPartners, in cooperation with several partners, is pleased to announce the opening of the registration for the second 2020 cohort of the FREE introductory e-Courses on Development Evaluation, which started on 11th May 2020. In previous rounds, over 30,000 participants from 172 countries registered.  https://ecourses.evalpartners.org/ The e-learning is composed of the following courses: ·         Equity-focused and Gender-responsive Evaluations ·         National Evaluation Capacity Development for Country-led… Read More Register now for e-Courses on Development Evaluation

Upcoming webinar | 3ie evidence portal – amplifying the effects of available research, 12 May, 3pm BST

Dear colleague, I enjoy taking part in the 3ie Virtual Evidence Weeks, which I recommend to you as well. 3ie has many more events lined up in the coming weeks. Here are all the details. 12 May | 15:00-16:30 BST 3ie evidence portal – amplifying the effects of available research What if we had all… Read More Upcoming webinar | 3ie evidence portal – amplifying the effects of available research, 12 May, 3pm BST

Evaluation in the COVID-19 pandemic mode, Part 1

by Karsten Weitzenegger, updated 7 May 2020 Evaluation can inform global policy decisions during the coronavirus pandemic. However, M&E systems themselves are affected by the current crisis. Here is a quick review of recent literature. This may guide evaluators and managers in global development evaluation. Comments are appreciated, as we are preparing for a remote… Read More Evaluation in the COVID-19 pandemic mode, Part 1

COVID-19 and Development Co-operation: we know a lot about what works, let’s use the evidence

Development Matters  By EvalNet Chair Per Øyvind Bastøe, Director, Evaluation Department, Norad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway; Vice-Chair Dr. Wendy Asbeek Brusse, Director, Policy and Operations Evaluation Department-IOB, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands, and Vice-Chair Dr. Jörg Faust, Director, German Institute for Development Evaluation, DEval This blog is part of a series on tackling COVID-19 in… Read More COVID-19 and Development Co-operation: we know a lot about what works, let’s use the evidence

Evaluation and COVID19

Originally posted on intelligent measurement:
There have been many useful and interesting articles on how evaluation can adapt and cope with the current COVID19 pandemic. Here is a collection of what I’ve found to date: Practical tools/advice: Conducting phone-based surveys during COVID 2019 A quick primer on running online events and meetings Covid-19 crisis: how…

Evaluation to connect national priorities with the SDGs

A new guide for evaluators and evaluation commissioners working on the Sustainable Development Goals was launched in New York. It offers a timely ‘real life’ introduction to assessing progress on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs at national level. The guide suggests that SDG evaluation can only make a difference if it is integrated into… Read More Evaluation to connect national priorities with the SDGs

Forum on Strengthening National Evaluation Capacities for the Africa We Want – Addis Ababa, December 2019

Forum on Strengthening National Evaluation Capacities for the Africa We Want: Towards evidence-based Agenda 2063 and SDGs Reporting UNICEF’s Evaluation Office and the UNICEF Liaison Office to the African Union & UNECA partnered with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) to launch a three-day Forum in Addis Ababa from 10 to 12 December 2019, involving government… Read More Forum on Strengthening National Evaluation Capacities for the Africa We Want – Addis Ababa, December 2019

What is rigorous impact evaluation? DEval video

Experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluations: While not being the “gold standard” in development evaluation, they are nevertheless a great tool to measure impact and outcome of development interventions – even more if theory-driven and including qualitative components. … here is the English version of a recent DEval video. Rigorous impact evaluation has only been used… Read More What is rigorous impact evaluation? DEval video