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Participatory tools for M&EGlenn

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:15:20 +0000

ActionAid has just released an online toolbox and platform focused on participatory tools and processes for monitoring and evaluation. Check out the Tools page that features some 80 participatory tools. Here is a description of the toolbox from ActionAid: The Reflection-Action Toolbox is an online platform which enable people to connect around how participatory tools […](image)

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Use of evaluation findings; types and influencesGlenn

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:51:12 +0000

This month I gave presentation on “evaluation findings – types and influences” at the Swiss national health promotion conference. Some of the key points I raised were: Use may not be instrumental and direct as expected Stakeholder involvement is critical to use Organisations can influence evaluation use Use can be unpredictable, opportunistic & unexpected Curious? […](image)

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New e-learning course: cutting edge M&EGlenn

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:30:21 +0000

A new e-learning course is available from TRAASS international ; Cutting-Edge M&E: A Guide for Practitioners. The course is taught by Colin Jacobs, a senior trainer with more than 25 years’ experience in international development. Colin’s recent roles include President at the UK Evaluation Society and Head, Governance and Civil Society at British Council. This […](image)

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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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