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  1. Participatory Video and the Most Significant Change. A guide for facilitators

    Resource
    Toolkit
    2016

    The toolkit is designed to support you in planning and carrying out evaluation using PV with the MSC technique, or PVMSC for short. This is a participatory approach to monitoring, evaluation and learning that amplifies the voices of participants and helps organisations to better understand and improve their programmes.

  2. Choices about voices

    Blog
    13th July, 2015

    In this third blog in the participation in evaluation series, Irene Guijt and Leslie Groves share frameworks to approach and make decisions about the level of stakeholder involvement during different evaluation stages.

  3. Participation not for you? Four reflections that might just change your mind

    Blog
    12th June, 2015

    ​​​This month we start a series on participation in evaluation by Leslie Groves and Irene Guijt. This blog series aims to explore one simple question: How can we best open up evaluation processes to include those intended to benefit from a specific project, programme or policy? A simple question. Yet one that is surprisingly often not considered or quickly dismissed in international development.

  4. Week 50: Feedback loops – new buzzword, old practice?

    Blog
    15th December, 2014

    Recently, I had the good fortune to start collaboration with The MasterCard Foundation, which is strongly committed to what it calls ‘listening deeply and elevating voices’. This organisation is one of an increasing number in international development expressing more than a superficial interest in ‘client feedback’.

  5. Participation in evaluation: Q&A With Irene Guijt and Leslie Groves

    Event
    Webinar
    29th July, 2015
    Online
    Free

    In response to popular demand, Irene Guijt and Leslie Groves are holding a Q&A on the reflections presented in their blog series on participation in evaluation. Please join us on Wednesday 29th July from 12:00- 13:00 British Summer Time (click here for timezone convertor).

  6. Positioning participation on the power spectrum

    Blog
    2nd July, 2015

    In the second blog in the 4-part series about participation in evaluation, Irene Guijt and Leslie Groves focus on making power relationships and values in 'participatory' evaluation processes explicit to avoid tokenistic participation.

  7. Participation: principles, tools and approaches

    Event
    Course
    23rd June, 2016 to 24th June, 2016
    United Kingdom
    Paid

    This course will teach participants how to apply the principles of meaningful participation and be conversant with a range of tools and techniques to guide, assess and support programme-based colleagues in enhancing participation throughout the programme life cycle – including context analysis, project design, implementation, management and monitoring and evaluation.

  8. What does it mean to ‘un-box’ evaluation?

    Blog
    30th January, 2019

    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. She is also a Partner at ARTD Consultants, specialising in design and evaluation with people with disability and in the disability sector.  

  9. Still Hesitating? Let's bust some myths around increasing stakeholder participation in evaluation

    Blog
    22nd July, 2015

    In the final blog in the 4-part series, Leslie Groves and Irene Guijt address some of the most common forms of resistance to increasing levels of participation in evaluation.

  10. Closing the series on participation in evaluation

    Blog
    10th August, 2015

    On Wednesday, July 29, Leslie Groves and I gave a live Q and A that focused on questions from blog readers. We received so many interesting questions and clearly had too little time for in-depth conversation. Lesson learned for next time – fewer questions to allow time for a more detailed exploration of each.

    The questions we received highlight people’s concerns with respect to making evaluation processes more participatory. We had eight different kinds of questions: