Who are the right-to-know audiences in evaluation?

Samantha Lundon

 

It is tempting to assume that common sense will prevail and those who clearly should be allowed to see evaluation findings will have reasonable access to them.

Not always so – as we heard from one of the interesting keynotes at the recent conference of the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association.

Samantha Lundon

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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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Why “What’s the best tool to measure the effectiveness of X?” is totally the wrong question

Time after time in online discussion groups I see questions like this one:

“What are the best tools to measure the effectiveness of [insert any program, policy, or initiative]?”

It’s a classic case of thinking evaluation is merely measurement, and measurement gives you the answers.

Many managers and non-evaluators think like this – that evaluation

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Lifting the quality of evaluation #2: Capable evaluators who know their ‘space’

What key elements are needed to seriously drive up how well evaluation delivers quality and value for money?

Yesterday I talked about how evaluation-savvy clients can make or break the value of evaluation. Now for the other side of the equation …

What evaluator capabilities still seem to be lacking and could really drive up

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Lifting the quality of evaluation #1: Savvy clients

What key elements are needed to seriously drive up the quality and value for money delivered by evaluation?

Earlier this year at the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association (anzea) conference, I reflected on this question and came up with three ingredients we should be thinking really hard about. Here’s one … (and watch this week

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