Reporting and supporting evaluation use and influence
Dear EvalForward members,
Use of evaluation has attracted a lot of attention recently due to the acknowledgement of the critical importance of evaluation for Informed Decision Making (EIDM) in policymaking, programs development, and projects planning and management...
Significant strides have been made by both state and non-state actors globally to strengthen the supply of, and the demand for evaluations, however, there is still a lot of room for improvement in the use of evaluations. I am interested in hearing from evaluators the methods, approaches, tools, and techniques they have been using to develop and present findings in ways that are useful for the intended users of the evaluation, and support them to make use of them.
As we engage in this discussion, I'll also highly appreciate it if you can take 10 minutes to complete this simple and quick survey to help me gather global practices for local benchmarking on this topic. The survey is anonymous with absolutely no personally identifiable information captured. The survey is based on the Rainbow Framework’s 7th cluster - reporting and supporting use of evaluation findings. The Rainbow Framework (link) is a planning tool that can be used to: commission and manage an evaluation; plan an evaluation; check the quality of an ongoing evaluation; embed participation thoughtfully in evaluation; and develop evaluation capacity. It has 34 different evaluation tasks, grouped by 7 color coded clusters to make it easier to choose and use appropriate methods, strategies or processes for evaluation.
Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
Chairperson, Evaluation Society of Kenya (ESK)