Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Webinar on Participatory Video and Most Significant Change Methods for International Advocacy Evaluation

Innovations for Scaling Impact (iScale) and the Center for Evaluation Innovation, co-hosts of the International Advocacy Evaluation Community of Practice (IAE-CoP), present a webinar recording of Participatory video methods for evaluating international advocacy efforts.

Advancing Evaluation Practices in Philanthropy

A special supplement to the summer 2012 edition of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. The special supplement features an introduction by Jane Wales and articles by five Aspen Philanthropy Group authors describing the monitoring and evaluation philosophies of the foundations they lead.

Webinar on Theories of Change and Outcome Mapping to Enhance Planning and M&E for International Advocacy

Innovations for Scaling Impact (iScale) and the Center for Evaluation Innovation, co-hosts of the International Advocacy Evaluation Community of Practice (IAE-CoP), are pleased to present the first in a series of original webinars that explores evaluation approaches and tools that contribute to the improved effectiveness of international advocacy efforts.

Webinar - Increasing the Effectiveness of Networks Working on Global Public Challenges

Since 2008, iScale, with generous support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), has been working with and examining networks that focus on addressing various global public challenges.  iScale has focused on looking at the role of multi-stakeholder networks as agents of change in addressing these challenges, on understanding the unique needs of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for these networks, and on surfacing tools and methods to improve M&E  in order to increase the effectiveness of these networks. 

Views amidst violence: can perception surveys improve aid in fragile states?

06/14/12 -- 4:00 PM - - 5:30 PM

Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC), organizer, and ODI, host, announce a public meeting, "Views amidst violence: can perception surveys improve aid in fragile states?," to explore the challenges associated with delivering perception surveys in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS), share findings from two surveys in Haiti and Afghanistan, and assess how far these two perceptions surveys have successfully influenced aid policies. (London and online)

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Conference: What have you learned, Dorothy?

The practice of learning, alongside evaluation, is less clear, according to Peter Laugharn. With that in mind, he sets out six queries that might help foundations orient, anchor, and structure their learning, and better use its fruits.

Demand-side governance: are we overstating the claims on social accountability?

03/21/12 -- 12:00 PM - - 1:30 PM

This event considers how a number of Governance and Transparency Fund programs and projects focus directly on building grassroots capacity to demand improvements in state provision of public goods, especially by marginalized groups. (London and online)

Evaluation of Knowledge-Sharing for Funders

An independent researcher evaluates a knowledge-sharing site for funders: success and room for growth. A blog from Alliance. And full report as a PDF.

Promoting evidence-based decision-making in development agencies

This Background Note builds on recent research by the Overseas Development Institute into the dynamics of decision-making in development agencies. Drawing on over 100 semi-structured interviews, in-depth document reviews and surveys completed by over 500 staff, we recommend clear, practical measures to improve the use of research and evaluation for decision-making.

26th Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association

10/24/12 (All day) - 10/27/12 (All day)

American Evaluation Association 2012 Conference: "Evaluation in Complex Ecologies Relationships, Responsibilities, Relevance" (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)