6 questions that cut to the chase when choosing the right evaluation team

frustration

Have you ever felt like you were nearly going cross-eyed, wading through evaluation proposals that all present screeds of information but don’t really tell you what you need to know? Or, writing one of these yourself?

The whole RFP (Request for Proposal) and evaluation contractor selection process frustrates both evaluators and clients (or commissioners) alike.

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Credentialing – identifying the ‘core’ vs ‘specialized’ competencies

There’s a great discussion going on right now on the AEA Thought Leaders’ Forum. This week it’s being led by Jean King, who has raised the question of credentialing for evaluators.

Not all our subscribers are AEA members and following this forum, so I’m just cross-posting a revised and expanded version of a contribution –

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Strategies for improving the quality of evaluation – the independent evaluation advisor

How can we improve the quality of evaluations – especially evaluations that are done by external evaluators of evaluation teams?

Improving the procurement process is an important part of this, as Jane has recently discussed (9 hot tips for commissioning, managing (and doing!) actionable evaluation). As part of the BetterEvaluation project, I’ve been bringing together

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9 hot tips for commissioning, managing (and doing!) actionable evaluation

High quality, worthwhile, actionable evaluation doesn’t just depend on the technical competence and effective consultation skills of the evaluator.

Decisions made and actions taken (or not taken) by the client can make or break the value of evaluation for an organization.

High-value evaluation is the product of a fruitful interaction between a well-informed client and

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The Friday Funny- What People Think I Do / What I Really Do

Ever tried to explain to someone what you do as an evaluator? Check out this version of What People Think I Do/ What I Really Do.

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