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 -Patricia

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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 from

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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) alike.

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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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