Illustrating models and theories of change | Chris Lysy

New Blog: Illustrating and Storifying Models and TOCs Chris Lysy (a.k.a. ‘the Evaluation Cartoonist’ of Fresh Spectrum) recently storified and illustrated one of Patricia Rogers’ logic models – turning an otherwise static series of boxes and arrows into something more engaging and intuitive for wider stakeholders Source: Illustrating models and theories of change | Better Evaluation… Read More Illustrating models and theories of change | Chris Lysy

2016 Meta-analysis: Evidence for decision making | TRANSFORM

Issue no. 11 of TRANSFORM presents the fourth meta-analysis of decentralized evaluations managed by UN Women in 2016. 2016 Meta-analysis: Evidence for decision making This meta-analysis synthesizes insights and findings from 36 evaluations across 52 countries, to look for trends and wisdom on what works for gender equality. The new “Pathways to Impact” feature shares… Read More 2016 Meta-analysis: Evidence for decision making | TRANSFORM

European Commission Evaluation Methodology

EuropeAid Methodological bases for evaluation The EU has developed and formalised a methodology for evaluating its external assistance in which priority is given to results and impacts. These methodological guidelines are designed to facilitate the move towards an evaluation practice focused on programmes and strategies. Source: Methodological guidance for evaluation – European Commission

Free Online Course: Planning for Data Collection

SocialCops have recently launched a free online course on Planning for Data Collection that will help you master the basic concepts, tools and tips you need to create a stellar data collection plan. This course includes extensive video lectures, text resources and a worksheet to help you plan better for your data collection. What will you learn in… Read More Free Online Course: Planning for Data Collection

Africa Evidence Network  consultation for Evidence 2018

AEN consultation on the conference strands for Evidence 2018   In September 2018, the Africa Evidence Network will be hosting EVIDENCE 2018. This conference will bring together delegates from across the world to the third biennial meeting of the Network. Our overall Evidence 2016 themes of ENGAGE, UNDERSTAND, IMPACT will continue at EVIDENCE 2018, focussing… Read More Africa Evidence Network  consultation for Evidence 2018

Tanzania, Sri Lanka Focus on Coordinating National Data with SDG Indicators | IISD’s SDG Knowledge Hub

UNCTAD has provided technical training on SDG monitoring to more than 100 participants in Tanzania and Zanzibar, including advice on how to align national data systems with the SDG global indicator framework. The Government of Sri Lanka has published a report on the status of SDG indicators at the national level, which identifies gaps between… Read More Tanzania, Sri Lanka Focus on Coordinating National Data with SDG Indicators | IISD’s SDG Knowledge Hub

The 2030 Agenda and evaluation: opportunities and challenges for parliamentarians – IIED

National parliaments are crucial in ensuring the 17 Goals in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are meaningfully translated into national policies and programmes that improve citizens’ lives. Parliamentarians are responsible for making national government accountable and should therefore be strong advocates for using evaluation in policymaking. They can also help lead efforts to develop… Read More The 2030 Agenda and evaluation: opportunities and challenges for parliamentarians – IIED