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An under-appreciated area has been what is a systematic approach to monitoring and evaluation (M&E) training for programs and projects. Now this gap has been filled with a new book from Scott Chaplowe and J. Bradley Cousins:
“Bridging theoretical concepts with practical, how-to knowledge, authors Scott Chaplowe and J. Bradley Cousins draw upon the scholarly literature, applied resources, and over 50 years of combined experience to provide expert guidance for M&E training that can be tailored to different training needs and contexts, from training for professionals or non-professionals, to organization staff, community members, and other groups with a desire to learn and sustain sound M&E practices.”
The course is over five days and covers the following areas:
- Clarifying M&E terminology and the uses of M&E
- Introducing a structure for addressing practical issues and challenges in M&E
- The components of an effective M&E system
- Indicators and how to identify them
- Overview of planning tools to help understand the logic of an intervention and provide a foundation for good M&E
- Strengths, weaknesses and applications of quantitative and qualitative data collection methods and tools
- Introducing more complex tools and methodologies for collecting outcomes and impact data including e.g. RCTs, contribution analysis, outcome mapping, process tracing, most significant
- Issues to consider when designing and managing an effective evaluation process, and how to close the learning loop and ensure results are used for improvement
- Steps in analysing quantitative and qualitative data, and what makes good quality evidence
- Incorporating learning into M&E – strategies for encouraging results of M&E to be valued and used
Organisation: CHS Alliance
Date: 28 March 2017
Time: 9am to 10am UK time
Humanitarian agencies are increasingly responding to slow-onset crises despite facing many challenges according to a newly released report on surge practices for slow-onset crises. Join us for a webinar from the Transforming Surge Capacity Project where one of the report’s authors, Glenn O’Neil will present the key findings of the report and its recommendations for changing surge practices and policies to tackle slow-onset crises.
The webinar will be held on Tuesday 28th March at 9:00-10:00 UK time and can be accessed via the following Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/603361958. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.
A new e-learning course is available from TRAASS international ; Cutting-Edge M&E: A Guide for Practitioners. The course is taught by Colin Jacobs, a senior trainer with more than 25 years’ experience in international development. Colin’s recent roles include President at the UK Evaluation Society and Head, Governance and Civil Society at British Council.
This online course lays the ground for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) to make vital contributions to incentivising change and measure performance. The course considers challenges in current M&E practice, introduces a tool-box of evaluation techniques and shows where these can be best applied. Ways of promoting early participation and the engagement of key stakeholders are explored and a step-by-step action plan to improve practice of M&E is provided. Further information>>
Full disclosure; I also present an e-learning course for TRAASS International; Effective and creative evaluation report writing.
A very interesting event is scheduled for February 20-21 2017 in London; the Future of technology for monitoring, evaluation, research and learning – MERL TECH; learn more about the event>>
As part of the 2015 International Year of Evaluation, the Swiss Evaluation Society (SEVAL), is organising its annual conference in Geneva, Switzerland. The conference will be preceded by a pre-conference event organised by the Geneva Evaluation Network. These events will be a unique occasion to meet with evaluation specialists from around the world and discuss about challenges regarding evaluation capacity development, independence and other topics.
I hope to see some of the Swiss-based evaluators there!
For those in the Geneva region, here is an interesting event presented by the Geneva Evaluation Network:
Dr. Davies will make a presentation on the role of Systematic Reviews in strengthening empirical evidence base for policies or programmes. Dr Davies’ presentation will be followed by two SR case studies from ILO and WSSCC.
Dr. Davies is the Deputy Director of the Systematic Reviews section at the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 3ie. He heads 3ie’s European office based at the London International Development Centre and is responsible for representing 3ie in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The event will take place on May 7, 2015 from 13.30 to 16.00, Room AB 13.1 in the WIPO’s main building. The presentation will be made in English. Coffee and tea will be served.