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
Read the whole post –> Hot tips for commissioning and managing actionable evaluation
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)
Read the whole post –> 6 questions that cut to the chase when choosing the right evaluation team
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
Read the whole post –> Lifting the quality of evaluation #2: Capable evaluators who know their ‘space’
The recent anzea (Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association) conference in Wellington had a great turnout, and of course a fun conference dinner. Our friend and colleague, Kataraina Pipi required each table at the dinner to compose and perform an item.
Here’s a song that came from one table … giving both the client and
Read the whole post –> The Friday Funny: We don’t need no open tenders …
In Monday’s post, Extreme Genuine Evaluation Makeovers (XGEMs) for Commissioning, I discussed a way of kicking off the process of selecting an evaluator for a project by suggesting that well-designed EOIs would often be more informative, less onerous (on both sides), and a better way to ‘shortlist’ providers than some of the woefully ineffective
Read the whole post –> Commissioning XGEMs – the sequel