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SEARCH, Increasing Local Community Resilience in the MENA Region

SEARCH is a three year regional project working in five countries (Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon), funded by the European Union, to develop and pilot a resilience framework for local action planning capacities and methodologies to increase climate change resilience through joint learning, planning and testing by stakeholders through demonstration sites.

How to organise a Children's Party

The Children's Party Story introduces the nature of systems and complexity through the use of a simple metaphor that resonates widely. This is one of the key learning stories from Cognitive Edge.

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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:

World development report 2014: risk and opportunity - managing risk for development

The WDR 2014 argues that risk management can be a powerful instrument for development—not only by building people’s resilience and thus reducing the effects of adverse events but also by allowing them to take advantage of opportunities for improvement. This presentation at the UK launch of the report clarifies the importance, objectives and components of risk management, and what these imply for all societal levels, ranging from the individual to the international community.

AEA Potent Presentations: Delivery

This Potent Presentations Initiative demonstration is on how to give goosebumps. You know – it’s that feeling you get when you realize you’ve been glued to the speaker since she opened her mouth and you’ve absorbed every moment of the talk. In this training session, we will discuss how to get and keep attention, how to engage an audience, and how to help them retain the content long after the presentation is over.

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

AEA Potent Presentations: Design

What is good graphic design in evaluation reporting? Intention and good graphic design can support reader cognition, ultimately increasing the likelihood of evaluation use. To demonstrate the graphic design best practices, this session will feature real before-and-after evaluation reporting designs submitted by AEA members.

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

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.

TED Talk: Ben Goldacre: Battling bad science

Every day there are news reports of new health advice, but how can you know if they're right? Doctor and epidemiologist Ben Goldacre shows us, at high speed, the ways evidence can be distorted, from the blindingly obvious nutrition claims to the very subtle tricks of the pharmaceutical industry.

 

IFAD Fail Faire: How to make failure a stepping stone to success

On 29 October 2013, IFAD organized an event that challenged the common thinking around failure – and raised awareness about how learning from failure is a key to success. The event benefitted from the insights and experience of renowned personalities such as: Tim Harford, Aleem Walji, Dave Snowden and Ashley Good.

Presentation Tim Harford