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The Success Case Method (SCM) involves identifying the most and least successful cases in a program and examining them in detail. This approach was developed by Robert Brinkerhoff to assess the impact of organisational interventions, such as training and coaching, though the use of SCM is not limited to this context. It is a useful approach to document stories of impact and to develop an understanding of the factors that enhance or impede impact.
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This paper discusses the strengths, challenges and appropriateness of a partner-led evaluation approach, drawing on the experience of the UK Government Department for International Development (DFID)-funded International Forestry Knowledge programme, ‘KNOWFOR’. 
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This guest blog by Jade Maloney is the first in a series about un-boxing evaluation – the theme of aes19 in Sydney, Australia. The series is designed to generate a global discussion of the theme ‘un-boxing evaluation’ and what that means for our profession and practice. Jade Maloney is co-convenor of aes19.

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Course Overview This course brings together the two exciting new areas of Real Time Evaluation (RTE) and Adaptive Management (AM) which combine to offer huge potential for the M&E practitioner, particularly in complex and uncertain environments. Whether evaluating Humanitarian Assistance or Development projects and programmes, there is a need to learn quickly. What exactly is an RTE/AM approach and how can it help in unstable or conflict affected situations?

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Workshop Content This is a knowledge-building workshop that will provide attendees with greater clarity about core evaluation concepts.

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Learning objectives The intention is to help participants to: understand what values are (and are not) identify different type of values within a program, and within an evaluation be aware of some ways to elicit and discuss values when planning an evaluation understand the three main ways that values have been integrated into evaluation practice (from the evaluation literature) consider where values are important for their own evaluation work, and how they can work with values in their own pract