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Toolkit: Advocating for EvaluationGlenn

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:04:56 +0000

Here is an interesting new publication “Advocating for Evaluation: A toolkit to develop advocacy strategies to strengthen an enabling environment for evaluation” (pdf) from Eval Partners. The focus of the toolkit is on how to advocate for a supportive environment for evaluation.(image)

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Event – The Future of Technology for EvaluationGlenn

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:24:48 +0000

A very interesting event is scheduled for February 20-21 2017 in London; the Future of technology for monitoring, evaluation, research and learning – MERL TECH; learn more about the event>>    (image)

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New report: Evaluation Capacity and Practice in the US Nonprofit SectorGlenn

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 17:44:12 +0000

A very interesting report is just out from the Innovation Network on the  Evaluation Capacity and Practice in the US Nonprofit Sector (pdf). Here are some excerpts on resources and evaluation: 99% of organisations have someone responsible for evaluation 84% of organisations spend less than 5% on evaluation 16% spend zero on evaluation (!) There […](image)

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New resource: Evaluation of Humanitarian Action GuideGlenn

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:16:08 +0000

ALNAP has recently released their Evaluation of Humanitarian Action Guide. The guide was six years in the making and contains detailed advice and tips on evaluating humanitarian action. Even if your focus is not on evaluating humanitarian activities, Chapter 17 on Communicating and Reporting Findings and Results is well worth a read. View the guide here>>   […](image)

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8 golden rules for communication evaluationGlenneight

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:10:54 +0000

The UK government’s Communication Service has produced a framework for evaluating communications (pdf).  The framework provides an overview of an integrated approach to evaluating communication activities and sets out eight golden rules for communication evaluation: 1. Set SMART objectives well before the start of your activity 2. Think carefully about who your target audience is […](image)

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My PhD on communication evaluation in 10 slides…Glenn

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:47:58 +0000

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to present the findings of my PhD in 30 minutes (!) to the Geneva Communicators Network. I titled my presentation “communication evaluation: challenges and complexities” – and you can view it below – it’s a very summarised version of my PhD! If you are really keen, you can view […](image)

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New UN SG: “we need a culture of evaluation”Glenn

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 10:34:38 +0000

The new United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres in his “audition” speech highlights evaluation, saying: “We need a culture of evaluation – independent and real time evaluation with full transparency” Couldn’t agree more! Watch below at about 2.50 minutes…(image)

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Useful tool: checklist for quality of evidenceGlenn

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 10:43:05 +0000

I came across this checklist tool (pdf) from BOND, the UK NGO network on quality of evidence in evaluation. I find the checklist a useful way of…well…checking…an evaluation report to assess it’s quality of evidence. It’s based on five principles: voice and inclusion, appropriateness, triangulation, contribution and transparency. As an evaluator, I will try using it […](image)

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UN webinar: Communications and Evaluation Use, 8 November, 2016, 9.30 am EST (USA)Glenn

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 10:01:56 +0000

Here is a very interesting webinar presented by the UN Evaluation Group on communications and evaluation use; — Communications and Evaluation Use, 8 November, 2016, 9.30 am EST (USA) They have also produced a working paper on the subject: How can communications improve engagement with evaluation users, and eventually increase evaluation use? How can evaluators […](image)

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Tracking Use of Campaign Evaluation FindingsGlenn

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:05:14 +0000

This week I made a presentation at the European Evaluation Society conference on a tracking study on the use of campaign evaluation (that I had carried out).  For those interested in this subject, my slides are here for your consumption!(image)

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