Making evaluation strategically useful – Jane Davidson live from Brazil

jane in Brazil

BREAKING NEWS: You can catch Jane’s keynote address live on Wed July 4th at midnight Auckland, 10pm Melbourne, 2pm Johannesburg, 1pm London, 8am EDT USA. Check other times here at World Clock.

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Occupy Valentine’s Day and Genuine Evaluation

It is timely to consider ‘Occupy Valentine’s Day‘, which calls on us to reject the increasingly stereotyped rituals of Valentine’s Day and instead celebrate all forms of love in ways that are affirming, inclusive and uplifting:

Celebrating love is wonderful and romance can be great too. But we don’t need corporations to dictate how we

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Update on ‘alpine whaling’ – scientific grazing

Photo: Trevor Pinder, Herald Sun

We recently reported on some curious developments in evidence-based policy in the state of Victoria in Australia, where the newly-elected State Government had overturned previous policy to keep cattle out of alpine national parks, arguing there was insufficient evidence to support this.

Now the federal government (which is a

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Alpine whaling? – Interesting developments in evidence-based policy, episode 2

Comparison of grazed and ungrazed alpine meadow. From 2005 DSE Fact Sheet

While Japan has ‘scientific whaling’, Australia might be beginning a phase of ‘scientific alpine grazing’, reversing a policy of removing cattle from summer grazing in alpine national park in the name of research. (Thanks to a number of GenuineEvaluation readers for suggesting

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Friday Funny – community engagement and evidence-based policy

Policy that is developed in response to clearly identified needs and through careful processes of community engagement – while being feasible in an adversarial political system and short timeframes? Time for the Hollowmen to show us how it can be done.

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