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What is the future of official statistics in the Big Data era?

Digital data are increasingly changing the shape of our world. At the same time, attention is also being paid to the woeful state of development data. 

This public event brought together leading experts who explored the potential of Big Data to transform national statistical systems as well as concerns about the reliability and representativeness of these data, and over ethics, privacy, and the blurring of lines between formal and informal data sources. 

The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index

The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), a groundbreaking tool to measure the empowerment, agency and inclusion of women in the agriculture sector, has celebrated its second anniversary. The WEAI measures the empowerment, agency, and inclusion of women in the agriculture sector in an effort to identify ways to overcome those obstacles and constraints.

UNICEF Impact Evaluation Series: Building Blocks of Impact Evaluation

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Impact evaluation provides information about the impacts produced by an intervention. It can be undertaken of a programme or a policy, or upstream work – such as capacity building, policy advocacy and support for an enabling environment. This goes beyond looking only at goals and objectives to also examine unintended impacts.

This video summarizes the different elements of impact evaluation and options for planning and managing its various stages.

A world that counts: mobilising the data revolution for sustainable development.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked an Independent Expert Advisory Group to make concrete recommendations on bringing about a data revolution in sustainable development. The group presents its recommendations during this public event.

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ODI event: Tackling poverty: How multidimensional poverty measurement reveals who is poor, how they are poor, and where poverty has fallen

Watch the recorded presentations of the ODI event. In this event, the updated Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2014 was presented, an international measure of acute poverty covering over 100 developing countries which provides invaluable insights for the post-2015 development agenda. 

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Stop Wasting Data - Chris Lysy - Interactive Data Visualization Coffee Break

Chris Lysy talks about the why and how behind interactive data visualization for the American Evaluation Association.

Wasted Data Cartoon by Chris Lysy

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Contribution to Change: An approach to evaluating the role of intervention in disaster recovery

Authors: Few, R. et alii. (for Oxfam)
Publication date: 2013

The purpose of the Contribution to Change approach is to identify how important and effective interventions have been in promoting people’s recovery. It does so by assessing:

AEA Potent Presentations: Message

Ever leave a conference session and feel like you didn’t have a single takeaway point? This 45-minute Potent Presentations Initiative session trained conference presenters in developing an organized plan for conveying evaluation materials. We described the architecture of a great presentation, in terms of how to structure the unfolding of a presentation to make it an educational event for the audience.

Watch the presentation at http://www.p2i.eval.org/

Live event recording: NVivo Byte-Size Session - Mixed Methods

This webinar offers some insight in the use of NVivo software in relation to mixed methods design.

The webinar starts with a discussion of several types of mixed methods design with their implications for analysis and the strategies needed for merged data analysis. Afterwards, the webinar provides insight in which mixed methods designs can be supported by NVivo. The session concludes with several examples and a case study.