How NOT to evaluate proposals

Pile of Proposals

Have you ever been struck by the irony of clearly invalid methods used to evaluate proposals for evaluation work? Why fiddling with the weights will NOT solve the problem!

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Genuine Evaluation at AEA 2012

Hope to catch up with old and new friends at AEA 2012.  Here are some of the places we will be, starting bright and early at 8am on Thursday.

Thursday, Oct 25, 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM    103 E Ignite Your Data and Data Collection Methods: Ignite Presentations on Better Data and Best Practices

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Hot tips for commissioning and managing actionable evaluation

Michael Quinn Patton gave an interesting keynote address this morning on how evaluation needs to change in order to align with the changed and ever-changing world we live in. But how well has the evaluation commissioning process – and particularly the procurement guidelines in government) kept up with this idea?

What can we learn

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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)

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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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