Evaluation Systems in Development Co-operation 2016 DAC Review

http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/embed-oecd/development/evaluation-systems-in-development-co-operation_9789264262065-en OECD DOI:10.1787/9789264262065-en Evaluation is widely recognised as an important component for learning and improving development effectiveness. Evaluation responds to public and taxpayer demands for credible information and independent assessment of development co-operation activities. The 2016 review of evaluation systems in development co-operation looks at the changes and trends in evaluation systems over the last… Read More Evaluation Systems in Development Co-operation 2016 DAC Review

Shaping the 2016-2020 Global Evaluation Agenda | Webinar summary

Global multi-stakeholder consultative processes to frame the future priorities of the global evaluation community Global consultation for evaluation agenda 2016-2020 was successfully started with a webinar held on 3rd September 2014. Please see the recording of the webinar if you missed it. The consultation was initiated online on 8th September facilitated thankfully by Mona Fetouh… Read More Shaping the 2016-2020 Global Evaluation Agenda | Webinar summary

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September 2013 | Newsletter from weitzenegger.de

Your Newsletter for this month on International Cooperation for Sustainable Development is ready at http://newsletter.weitzenegger.de My Website http://en.weitzenegger.de is becoming a popular knowledge portal for international cooperation practitioners. It aims at facilitating access to relevant information and peer to peer knowledge exchange. I recently updated the Development Research Crawler at http://research.weitzenegger.de. Search the leading development… Read More September 2013 | Newsletter from weitzenegger.de

Evaluating Development Activities – 12 Lessons from the OECD DAC

As development co-operation faces ever increasing pressures to demonstrate results, donors and partner governments need credible, timely evidence to inform their programmes and improve performance. Evaluation has a critical role to play in providing such evidence. New methodologies and ways of working are being developed to better understand what works, why and under what circumstances… Read More Evaluating Development Activities – 12 Lessons from the OECD DAC

Review of M4P Evaluation Methods and Approaches, ITAD, April 2013

The reviewers analysed 32 M4P programme reviews and evaluations, monitoring and eReview of M4P Evaluation Methods and Approaches, ITAD, April 2013: valuation (M&E) frameworks and programme reports to help guide the design and implementation of future M4P evaluations. Generally, M4P evaluations are found to be weak in terms of considering systemic changes, triangulation practices and… Read More Review of M4P Evaluation Methods and Approaches, ITAD, April 2013

Evaluation of the European Union’s Support to Private Sector Development in Third Countries, ADE, 2013

This evaluation was commissioned by the Evaluation Unit in the Directorate General Development and Cooperation on behalf of the European Commission. It assesses European Union support to private sector development (PSD) during the period 2004 – 2010, where a total of €2.4bn of funds was directly contracted by the Commission. It aims at providing an… Read More Evaluation of the European Union’s Support to Private Sector Development in Third Countries, ADE, 2013

New Independent Evaluation Group IEG Website

This site http://ieg.worldbankgroup.org has been developed with a number of enhancements, with the goal of improving your experience online with the World Bank Group. The site has over 20 new features and enhancements, designed to simplify and improve access to resources, promote learning, and enhance engagement. Among the new features are knowledge and learning highlights,… Read More New Independent Evaluation Group IEG Website

How to Deliver Negative Evaluation Results Constructively

Susan Lilley has Ten Tips for Evaluators How to Deliver Negative Evaluation Results Constructively http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/~LilleyS/tips.html The following pointers are a summary of the suggestions provided by members of Evaltalk, the American Evaluation Association Discussion List in June 2002. These suggestions are based on the assumptions that the primary purpose of evaluation is to improve programs… Read More How to Deliver Negative Evaluation Results Constructively

Declaring 2015 as the International Year of Evaluation #EvalYear

Governments, international partners and civil society need to know how policies and programs shape the lives of people today and in future generations. Given this, EvalPartners is facilitating a global dialogue among regional and national evaluation actors, evaluation offices of International Organizations, including UN agencies and the World Bank’s IEG, OECD/DAC and developing countries, private… Read More Declaring 2015 as the International Year of Evaluation #EvalYear

Impact, Innovation and Learning: Towards a Research and Practice Agenda for the Future | IDS Conference

Tuesday 26 March 2013 – Wednesday 27 March 2013 26 March 2013 (10:00) to 27 March 2013 (18:00) IDS Convening Space, Brighton, UK The approaches currently used in the evaluation of development impact represent only a fraction of the research methods used in political science, sociology, psychology and other social sciences. Systems thinking and complexity… Read More Impact, Innovation and Learning: Towards a Research and Practice Agenda for the Future | IDS Conference

Impact, Innovation and Learning: Towards a Research and Practice Agenda for the Future | IDS Conference

Tuesday 26 March 2013 – Wednesday 27 March 2013 26 March 2013 (10:00) to 27 March 2013 (18:00) IDS Convening Space, Brighton, UK The approaches currently used in the evaluation of development impact represent only a fraction of the research methods used in political science, sociology, psychology and other social sciences. Systems thinking and complexity… Read More Impact, Innovation and Learning: Towards a Research and Practice Agenda for the Future | IDS Conference

MPEP Webinar: Monitoring and Evaluating When Facing Complexity: Perspectives From a Practitioner-Led Initiative

Join Microlinks on April 25 for a session on the SEEP Network’s Systemic M&E Initiative, a practitioner-led initiative supported by USAID and FHI360, which has been exploring innovative ways to monitor and evaluate of interventions in market and financial systems. Marcus Jenal, consultant at Mesopartner, will discuss complex adaptive systems and outline the seven principles… Read More MPEP Webinar: Monitoring and Evaluating When Facing Complexity: Perspectives From a Practitioner-Led Initiative

From Outcome Stories to Strategy | CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food

This week the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) published thirteen outcome stories. “Islands of success” in the middle of an ambitious “ocean of change”. For instance, in Cambodia, the story of drip irrigation farming linked to market opportunities demonstrates how improved water efficiency, primarily in the form of irrigation drip-kits, resulted in… Read More From Outcome Stories to Strategy | CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food

From Outcome Stories to Strategy | CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food

This week the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) published thirteen outcome stories. “Islands of success” in the middle of an ambitious “ocean of change”. For instance, in Cambodia, the story of drip irrigation farming linked to market opportunities demonstrates how improved water efficiency, primarily in the form of irrigation drip-kits, resulted in… Read More From Outcome Stories to Strategy | CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food

Monitoring and Measuring Change in Market Systems – Rethinking the Current Paradigm | SEEP

A new SEEP publication, Monitoring and Measuring Change in Market Systems, byLucho Osorio-Cortes and Marcus Jenal is part of the new Systemic Monitoring and Evaluation Initiative. The Systemic M&E Initiative explores cutting edge thinking and enquiry around ways to improve the current M&E paradigm and improved practice in measuring impacts in market system. It includes… Read More Monitoring and Measuring Change in Market Systems – Rethinking the Current Paradigm | SEEP

Monitoring and Measuring Change in Market Systems – Rethinking the Current Paradigm | SEEP

A new SEEP publication, Monitoring and Measuring Change in Market Systems, byLucho Osorio-Cortes and Marcus Jenal is part of the new Systemic Monitoring and Evaluation Initiative. The Systemic M&E Initiative explores cutting edge thinking and enquiry around ways to improve the current M&E paradigm and improved practice in measuring impacts in market system. It includes… Read More Monitoring and Measuring Change in Market Systems – Rethinking the Current Paradigm | SEEP

Method in focus: Rubrics | BetterEvaluation.org

Next week BetterEvaluation will launch the first in a series of papers written by practitioners describing their evaluation experiences. The series of ten papers will cover a range of subjects such as commissioning and managing expectations, evaluating networks, mixing methods, defining assessment criteria, managing involvement of children, formative evaluation and building evaluative capacity. The first… Read More Method in focus: Rubrics | BetterEvaluation.org

Method in focus: Rubrics | BetterEvaluation.org

Next week BetterEvaluation will launch the first in a series of papers written by practitioners describing their evaluation experiences. The series of ten papers will cover a range of subjects such as commissioning and managing expectations, evaluating networks, mixing methods, defining assessment criteria, managing involvement of children, formative evaluation and building evaluative capacity. The first… Read More Method in focus: Rubrics | BetterEvaluation.org

Innovations in governance: evaluations and research studies on electoral accountability, corruption and multidimensional peacekeeping | GDI Paper 3/2013

Garcia, Maria Melody (2013) Innovations in governance: evaluations and research studies on electoral accountability, corruption and multidimensional peacekeeping Bonn: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) (Discussion Paper 3/2013) ISBN: 978-3-88985-625-8 Price: 6,00 € This paper provides an overview of current research and practice of governance evaluation covering three topics: electoral accountability, corruption,… Read More Innovations in governance: evaluations and research studies on electoral accountability, corruption and multidimensional peacekeeping | GDI Paper 3/2013

Innovations in governance: evaluations and research studies on electoral accountability, corruption and multidimensional peacekeeping | GDI Paper 3/2013

Garcia, Maria Melody (2013) Innovations in governance: evaluations and research studies on electoral accountability, corruption and multidimensional peacekeeping Bonn: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) (Discussion Paper 3/2013) ISBN: 978-3-88985-625-8 Price: 6,00 € This paper provides an overview of current research and practice of governance evaluation covering three topics: electoral accountability, corruption,… Read More Innovations in governance: evaluations and research studies on electoral accountability, corruption and multidimensional peacekeeping | GDI Paper 3/2013

Complexity Theory and Development Policy : Center for Global Development : Event Calendar

Using ideas from complexity theory, Owen Barder argues that development is a property of an economic and social system, not the sum of what happens to the people within it. Drawing on the understanding of complex adaptive systems in physics and biology, Barder will address important policy implications for policymakers who want to bring about… Read More Complexity Theory and Development Policy : Center for Global Development : Event Calendar