6 questions that cut to the chase when choosing the right evaluation team

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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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Lifting the quality of evaluation #3: Evaluation associations with focus

Two things that make or break the quality and value of evaluation are:

Evaluation-savvy clients Capable evaluators who know their ‘space’

What’s #3?

#3: Professional evaluation associations with focus!

The vast majority of professional evaluation associations around the world are relatively new, having formed only in the past decade or less.

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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

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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

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