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Evaluation Interest Group | Lessons for USAID Evaluation Officers with Jim Rugh

Evaluation Consultant Jim Rugh discusses the importance of developing a broad enough evaluation toolbox in order to choose the right tool for the questions asked. He also mentions the need to think critically about how impact evaluations are designed as well as how evaluation scopes of work are written.

The big picture: Impact evaluation of social sectors

The massive launch and implementation of major social sector programmes in India in the last decade currently raises questions about the impact of these programmes. In this video, several impact evaluation experts share their views on how impact evaluation can make a difference, the challenges they often encounter and how governments tend to respond to these evaluations.

CLEAR M&E Roundtable Series # 7 - Scaling-Up Social Programs

This roundtable was the seventh in a series of M&E roundtables organised by CLEAR South Asia. This roundtable was conducted by Dr. Richard Kohl, Founder and Principal, Center for Large Scale Social Change LLC, (CLSSC) whose mission is to support scaling up of high-impact innovations worldwide.

The first part of the roundtable featured a presentation on the scaling up framework, challenges to scaling up, and ways to address them. It covered:

CLEAR M&E Roundtable Series # 6 - Systematic Reviews

CLEAR South Asia in collaboration with Community of Evaluators and 3ie organized the sixth event in a series of M&E roundtables, focusing on “Systematic Reviews”. The presentations and discussions focused on systematic reviews of evaluations in water supply and sanitation, education and farmer field schools. There was also a presentation on the Cochrane Public Health Satellite review.

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CLEAR M&E Roundtable Series # 5 - Equity-Focused Evaluation Methods

CLEAR South Asia in partnership with the Community of Evaluators (CoE) and UNICEF held the fifth event in a series of M&E roundtables, focusing on equity-based evaluation methods. The presentations and discussions focused on the theory, value and practice of equity-based evaluation methods and their application in the South Asian context.


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CLEAR M&E Roundtable Series # 4 - Evaluation Methods

This roundtable was the fourth in a series of M&E roundtables organised by CLEAR South Asia on Best Practices in Data Collection. It provided an introduction to of experimental evaluation and quasi-experimental methods.


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CLEAR M&E Roundtable Series # 3 - Best Practices in Data Collection

This roundtable on Instrument Design was the third in a series of M&E roundtables organised by CLEAR South Asia on Best Practices in Data Collection. This roundtable aimed to communicate important steps and techniques in developing and testing data collection instruments. The roundtable included presentations and interactive sessions with M&E practitioners on instrument design.

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CLEAR M&E Roundtable Series # 2 - Theory of Change

This roundtable was the second in a series of M&E roundtables organised by CLEAR South Asia on Best Practices in Data Collection. It provided an introduction to of experimental evaluation and quasi-experimental methods.

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AEA Webinar: Evaluation Jitters Part Two: Managing an Evaluation - Alice Willard

This webinar is part of a four-part series on monitoring and evaluation. Once an evaluation begins, the evaluation team needs a key organizational contact. This contact is often a junior staff person assigned to 'manage' the evaluation process. Rather than a technical or a senior manager, this contact's job can include helping smooth logistics (setting up meetings), providing routine communication to the organization's management about the progress of the evaluation, and also serving as the 'go to' for challenges and opportunities that come up during an evaluation.

AEA Webinar: SMILER: Simple Measurement of Indicators & Learning for Evidence-based Reporting - Guy Sharrock & Susan Hahn

This webinar is part of a four-part series on monitoring and evaluation. To be successful projects must lean towards an adaptive management style and all staff must have a clear understanding of the project monitoring system and their role in its implementation. Yet few manuals exist on the nitty-gritty task of how to set up a monitoring system.