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School Enrollment Is Not the Same as Literacy

In this episode, DEval’s Amélie zu Eulenburg, head of Sustainable Economic and Social Development, and Senior Evaluator Magdalena Orth, share their insights around the evaluation challenges in assessing Private Sector Engagement (PSE) effects in development.

What we were reading in November 2022:
Data Quality, Evolving Climate Policy, &
Assessing Digital Infrastructure in Africa

Abstract call for joint TWG6 and TWG7 Webinar on ‘Digitalization of Evaluations and Evaluation of Digitalization’

Relevance of Independent Evaluations in IFIs:
fact or fiction?

 

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School Enrollment Is Not the Same as Literacy

By Daria Blinova, yEES! member Despite the Universal Declaration of Human Rights anchors elementary education as an inalienable right of any person, the modern era of development and progress is experiencing a learning crisis. With the increase in school enrollment...

What we were reading in November 2022: Data Quality, Evolving Climate Policy, and Assessing Digital Infrastructure in Africa

Best practices for working with survey partners and monitoring data quality | 3ie  Primary data collection is usually the most time-consuming task that confronts evaluators and errors at that stage live throughout the life of the project, and frequently degrade its...

Relevance of Independent Evaluations in IFIs: fact or fiction?

Raghavan Narayanan, Senior Evaluation Officer, Finance and Private Sector Development Unit, World Bank and Tom Ling Head of Evaluation at RAND Europe and President of the European Evaluation Society.   The views expressed in this blog are the personal views of the...

Can we please stop using useless terms like “wicked problems”?!

This is just one of the recurring themes Dr. Ralph Renger addresses in his new release, System Evaluation Theory: A blueprint for practitioners evaluating complex interventions operating and functioning as systems. “The focus in evaluation on wicked problems is...

What we were reading in October: Refugees, Resilience, Diversification, COP27 and M&E in Africa

Getting the balance right in the refugee humanitarian-development nexus | Itad Refugee policy has featured prominently in evaluation of international development policy for decades. By most accounts, the issue will only increase in urgency as the climate crisis...

There is Value in Casting Project Schedules as Logic Models

Program schedules can be used as evaluation logic models. Making this linkage provides two benefits. One is a stronger connection between program managers and evaluators. Do a thought experiment: how many program managers would be upset if the evaluation logic model...

What we read in September : Ethical standards, Bayesian Updating and Reviewing Theories of Change

Standards of care in policy research | 3ie It hardly needs restating that ethical structures have come to occupy a central place in evaluation.  The Belmont Principles and their descendants have proven to be among the core motivating forces for M&E research. The...

Instrumental Application of Complexity Science to Evaluation

My professional interest is to bridge the disciplinary boundary between Evaluation and Complexity Science. In this effort I am not alone (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). The bridge is important because programs and outcomes exhibit complex behavior. Without appreciating this reality,...

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We have noticed that a number of members are not currently opted-in within their EES Membership Profile to receive our monthly newsletter EuropEval Digest. Going forward, we will only be sending the newsletter to those who have explicitly opted-in to receiving it, to...

What we read in August: Covid’s Long Shadow, Private Sector Projects and Evaluating Anti-Trafficking Policy

Mitigating global learning losses: lessons from the pandemic | The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab For several years, one of the most heated debates in evaluation has been over the question of educational M&E.  Previously, policy had clearly aligned around...

Resources on Evaluation and Covid-19

In light of these unprecedented times with the outbreak of Covid-19, we are all having to adapt our daily lives and practice social distancing. Even once the pandemic is over, many sectors will continue to have to adjust their ways of working.

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📚Check out the main findings of the experimental longitudinal #evaluation carried out by GEI partner, @fgv_clear to measure the impacts of the evaluation of the Better Early Childhood (PIM) program, of the Health Department of Rio Grande do Sul. See: http://bit.ly/3WOAAFS

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What Elinor Ostrom Teaches Us About Avoiding the ‘Tragedy of the Commons’ in Delivering the Public Interest in the Post COVID-19 World
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📚Check out the main findings of the experimental longitudinal #evaluation carried out by GEI partner, @fgv_clear to measure the impacts of the evaluation of the Better Early Childhood (PIM) program, of the Health Department of Rio Grande do Sul. See: http://bit.ly/3WOAAFS

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