Invitation to join the Topical Working Group (TWG) on ‘Gender and Evaluation’

The European Evaluation Society is promoting the creation of a Topical Working Group (TWG) focused on Gender and Evaluation. The large number of presentations on gender at the last EES Biennial Conference (Praha, 2010), the recent development of gender-sensitive methodologies and the increase of evaluative practices related to gender equality have all motivated us to… Read More Invitation to join the Topical Working Group (TWG) on ‘Gender and Evaluation’

IPA is fighting Poverty with Innovation, Evidence and Action

Innovations for Poverty Action http://www.poverty-action.org is a US nonprofit dedicated to discovering what works to help the world’s poor. We design and evaluate programs in real contexts with real people, and provide hands-on assistance to bring successful programs to scale. IPA uses randomized evaluations because they provide the highest quality and most reliable answers to… Read More IPA is fighting Poverty with Innovation, Evidence and Action

Consultation: how can commitment to evaluation be measured? Does it matter? Survey

Development practitioners and donors are gearing up for the Busan meeting on Aid Effectiveness later this month, which will focus on results. But will this renewed commitment translate into a more systematic use of evidence in policymaking? To promote better use of evidence, 3ie is launching a Commitment to Evaluation index. The index will score… Read More Consultation: how can commitment to evaluation be measured? Does it matter? Survey

OECD-DAC Quality Standards for Development Evaluation

The OECD-DAC Quality Standards for Development Evaluation, built through international consensus, provide a guide to good practice. They are not intended to be used as a development evaluation manual, but they outline the key quality dimensions for each phase of a typical evaluation process: defining purpose, planning, designing, implementing, reporting, and learning from and using… Read More OECD-DAC Quality Standards for Development Evaluation

BMZ/GIZ-conference Systemic Approaches in Evaluation

evaluation-conference.de – Home. BMZ/GIZ-conference Systemic Approaches in Evaluation (25-26 January 2011, Eschborn/Germany). Here you will find the full documentation of the conference including the keynote speech, a summary of the panel discussion and the main findings of the conference. The visual facilitation and photos are also available.

Writing Terms of Reference for an Evalulation: A How-To Guide

ecd_writing_TORs.pdf (application/pdf Object). Writing Terms of Reference for an Evalulation: A How-To Guide The terms of reference (ToR) document defines all aspects of how a consultant or a team will conduct an evaluation. It defines the objectives and the scope of the evaluation, outlines the responsibilities of the consultant or team, and provides a clear… Read More Writing Terms of Reference for an Evalulation: A How-To Guide

Rural 21 Newsletter 1/2011

Newsletter 1/2011. News * Commitment by the German Development Ministry at the Berlin International Green Week – and at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) * Managing development in rural regions in West Africa * Capacity Development for Agriculture and Rural Sectors: Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment * New PRO-AGRO series launched

ADB Approves Measures to Enhance Operations Evaluation Function

The Asian Development Bank’s Board of Directors today approved a series of measures to further enhance the independence and overall effectiveness of ADB’s operations evaluation function. ”These initiatives will further enhance the independence and effectiveness of ADB’s evaluation function and will place it at the forefront of international evaluation practice,” said Executive Director, Mr Phil… Read More ADB Approves Measures to Enhance Operations Evaluation Function

TrainEval – An advanced training programme for evaluation in development

TrainEval is an advanced training programme for evaluation in development, which has been adapted to the specific requirements of the EC evaluation approach. It has successfully been implemented since 2008 and is now going into its 4th round. Development co-operation (DC) of the European countries as well as the European Commission has a long history… Read More TrainEval – An advanced training programme for evaluation in development