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