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Webinar: Responding to slow-onset crisesGlenn

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:27:32 +0000

For those interesting in emergency response, research and crises, please join me for this webinar on a recent report I co-authored: Webinar: Responding to slow-onset crises Organisation: CHS Alliance Location: Date: 28 March 2017 Time: 9am to 10am UK time Humanitarian agencies are increasingly responding to slow-onset crises despite facing many challenges according to a […](image)

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Resource: Evaluating Policy Influence and AdvocacyGlennBetter Evaluation logo

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:00:55 +0000

The website Better Evaluation has many great resources and explanations of evaluation approaches, processes and methods. I just came across this page on Evaluating Policy Influence and Advocacy that details well the methods and types of advocacy/policy influence – well worth a read!(image)

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Top 10 PR Research Insights of 2016Glenntop10 PR insights 2016

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:27:36 +0000

The US-based Institute for PR has just published their 10 insights from public relations and communications research of 2016. They scanned all major research studies and selected 10 trends; see the infographic below and read the full report here (pdf). My favourites are: No.  3  – Most companies find it difficult to efficiently utilize available […](image)

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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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