Supporting smallhoder agriculture: what are your experiences in using evaluation?
Please share your views and examples on improving smallholder projects with evaluation.
Evaluating sustainable development: how the 2030 Agenda can helpThis briefing looks at how the 2030 Agenda and its goals can provide a sustainable development framing for a broader range of national evaluation efforts. Key issues examined are: assessing how well national policies, programmes and projects fit with one another and across the SDGs; the value of the...
- Technical Paper
Braking the Mould. Alternative approaches to monitoring and evaluationThis paper looks at a range of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) innovations that are designed specifically to provide input to ongoing iterative decision-making and learning at the project level. It identifies three key areas for potential innovation: 1) timing of M&E data provision; 2) flexibility...
- Guidance Document
10 things to know about evaluationThis publication presents the essential 'things to know' about evaluation in 10 infographics. It was prepared by ODI's Research and Policy in Development Programme (RAPID) in support of the International Year of Evaluation 2015.
Why use facilitation in evaluation?Soft skills are essential assets for every evaluator; we all know it. What we might not realize is how far soft skills can go in supporting the evaluation process increasing its effectiveness and ultimately enhancing the evaluation use.
After Action Review
What is the purpose of After Action Review and how can it be linked to an evaluation?
From the EvalForward Community: What can evaluation do in terms of capacity development?The learning benefits of evaluations can go a long way in in developing capacities. EvalForward recently hosted a discussion on the connection between evaluation and capacity development.
Dissemination of decentralized evaluation results through an innovative and participatory approach: drawingsWhen communicating with rural communities with their own dialect, WFP Colombia gets creative, with pens, paint and paper.
Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs era - Part 2
Evaluation for Agenda 2030Edited by the International Development Evaluation Association - IDEAS, this book presents an authoritative overview of the role of evaluation in generating evidence for informed decision making and learning to advance sustainable development. Agenda 2030 includes the Sustainable Development Goals...
- TrainingJohannesburg, South Africa
DEPTA - Development Evaluation Training Programme in Africa
What can evaluations do in terms of capacity development?
We are looking for practical examples of evaluations that helped developing capacities of evaluands and other actors, including beneficiaries. If you carried out participatory evaluations, did those lead to any clear development of capacities (even soft skills?) And did you evaluate the capacity development component of the evaluation itself?
- TrainingNew Delhi, India
Evaluating Social Programmes
- TrainingBologna, Italy
Training workshop on Outcome Harvesting for Complex Development Programmes
- TrainingIstambul, Turkey
PRiME Impact Evaluation Course
- WorkshopBrasilia, Brazil
Using qualitative evidence to inform decisions in the SDG era: new frontiers and innovations
Is this really an output? Addressing terminology differences between evaluators and project managers
Did you experience challenges due to differences in the use of terminology between people who planned the project and evaluators when doing evaluations? And if you did, how did you handle them?
- TrainingBern, Switzerland
IPDET - International Program for Development Evaluation Training
- WorkshopManila, Philippines
The evaluation is for you. Increasing evaluation utilization and ownership through stakeholder engagement...
Who teaches and learns in an evaluation?
THEORY OF CHANGE – food for thoughtOur office, the Office of Evaluation of FAO, will hold its learning week next month, and the main focus will be on the Theory of Change. So I thought it would be a right time to share my thoughts on this topic.
- Event Proceedings
Revisiting independence, objectivity and the critically reflective role of evaluation for the SDG eraThe Wilton Park event on Revisiting independence, objectivity, and the critically reflective role of evaluation for the SDG era took place from 25 to 27 June in West Sussex, UK. The purpose of this dialogue was to enable a high level, practical but informal debate, addressing conceptual and...
- Event Proceedings
People, Planet and Progress in the SDG EraThe Independent Evaluation Office and the Government of Turkey co-hosted the 2017 International Conference on National Evaluation Capacities (NEC) in Istanbul, in collaboration with the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS and the European Evaluation Society (EES). The theme of the conference was...
How to Measure the Impact of Monitoring and Evaluation Work
I am trying to think how best we can measure the impact of monitoring and evaluation work and would be grateful if you could share your experience and ideas with me.
What is your take on how to measure the impact or changes that are informed by the monitoring and evaluation?
From the EvalForward Community: what are your evaluation challenges?The latest discussion in the EVAL-ForwARD CoP covered challenges that evaluations encounter in the agriculture, rural development and food security sectors and beyond. Here is a summary of the issues emerging and ways forward suggested.
Challenges of evaluation
What constraints do you encounter during the different evaluations of programs and interventions on rural development, agriculture and food security? How do you get around them? And which are the ones you cannot get around?
What is developmental evaluation and how does it differ from other program evaluation approaches?
What works in improving food security and nutrition in very poor communities?
I would be interested in examples from your evaluation experience of projects that have been successful in improving food security, and in particular food access, in extremely poor communities: could you please share them?
Gender and evaluation of food security
How to properly take charge of the "gender" theme during evaluations of food security projects and programs or sustainable agriculture? Is it enough to simply associate women to different activities carried out in projects / programs as it is often practice to say that one is gender-sensitive? What are the general and specific evaluation criteria that can be put forward without creating controversy?