Blogs

Missing Link: Sustained and Emerging Impact Evaluation

Jindra Cekan and Laurie Zivetz's picture 3rd May 2016 by Jindra Cekan and Laurie Zivetz

This blog post by Jindra Cekan and Laurie Zivetz of Valuing Voices discusses the need for post-project impact evaluations. An area that needs more attention, BetterEvaluation will be working with Valuing Voices over the next couple of months to expand the available information and resources for this type of evaluation.

Evaluations that make a difference: Stories from around the world

mmcguire's picture 11th April 2016 by mmcguire

What is the value of evaluation and can stories provide a good way of communicating evaluation findings? In this guest blog post, Martha McGuire introduces the project, 'Evaluations that make a difference', a collection of eight evaluation stories from around the world about the ways in which evaluations contributed to making an impact, from the perspectives of the users and beneficiaries who have been involved in the evaluations.

Looking back and looking forward after the International Year of Evaluation

Patricia Rogers's picture 5th January 2016 by Patricia Rogers

Happy New Year!  The International Year of Evaluation has ended and a new year has begun.

We're delighted to have been part of the celebrations and discussions about an agenda for international evaluation for the future - and to be planning to contribute to the next steps in improving evaluation theory and practice around the world.

Here are some reflections back on the year that was - and some sneak peeks at the year ahead.

Evaluation led by children (x-post from Gender And Evaluation)

Rituu B Nanda's picture 9th December 2015 by Rituu B Nanda

This is a discussion led by Rituu B Nanda regarding Laura Hughston's report which presents a child-led evaluation of a multi-sectoral programme in Cambodia seeking to empower adolescent girls and address the challenges they face accessing quality education. The original discussion can be found on Gender and Evaluation.

Gender injustice and inequality: what helps in assessing impact?

Gillian Fletcher's picture 20th November 2015 by Gillian Fletcher

This week, EvalPartners will be launching EvalGender+, the global partnership for equity-focused and gender-responsive evaluations. The launch is part of the Global Evaluation Week in Kathmandu to celebrate the International Year of Evaluation.

Gillian Fletcher's blog and new resource on Addressing Gender in Impact Evaluation is, thus, particularly timely. A lot has been written about gender impact but what is important to consider?

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