What is Value for Investment, and how should we evaluate it? (guest post from Julian King)

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We’re very excited today to have a guest post from Julian King, who has just published a great FREE downloadable ebook on Value for Investment!

Julian’s Value for Investment approach is a syncretic blend of economic and evaluative methodologies, including evaluative rubrics. As you can see from the picture below, it’s a topic of

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Genuine Evaluation in 2013

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It seems like 2012 was on fast forward. How can it be January and 2013 already?

We’re looking forward to continuing to share with you our explorations of what it means to do genuine evaluation, and how to do this. And as we work on various new writing projects we will be trying out

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The need to understand the values of intended beneficiaries

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Interesting post by Edward Carr ‘Mistakes Behavioral Economists Make‘ on his blog “Open the Echo Chamber” about the need to understand “what success looks like” when planning and evaluating interventions to reduce poverty.

There is still a lurking, underlying presumption that in making livelihoods decisions people are trying to maximize income and or the

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Three more sleeps before AES 2012 starts!

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No Friday Funny this week as we’re packing our bags for Adelaide.

Pic from http://petito.com.au/

The AES conference kicks off on Monday with two days of pre-conference workshops (Jane’s is full and they’ve squeezed a few more chairs into Patricia’s) , then three days of great conference sessions.

See you there next week

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Is New Zealand winning the Olympics?

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Pix: Fairfax.

The friendly Australia- New Zealand rivalry is alive and well with claims being made by our Kiwi cousins that New Zealand is winning the Olympics.

Well, it depends how you count it. Here’s how the rankings look at the moment (Sunday morning in Australia – check the links for the latest

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