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The Art of Rich Pictures (1/8) - Communicative Art

The Open University released a series of 8 videos, which together explore the concept of Rich Pictures and the many ways images have evolved into communication tools. The first video focuses on how images communicate messages.

BetterEvaluation Coffee Break Webinar 8/8: Manage an Evaluation – Kerry Bruce

This webinar, part 8 in an 8-part series on the BetterEvaluation rainbow framework, focuses on tasks to manage an evaluation – including understanding and engaging stakeholders, establishing decision-making processes for the evaluation, deciding who will conduct it, securing resources, defining evaluation standards, documenting agreements (including contractual arrangements) and formal evaluation plans and developing evaluation capacity.

BetterEvaluation Coffee Break Webinar 7/8: Report and Support Use of Findings – Simon Hearn

This webinar, part 7 in an 8-part series on the BetterEvaluation rainbow framework, focuses on tasks to report findings and to support use of them – including ways of developing reporting media, strategies to improve accessibility, develop recommendations, and assist individuals and organisations to understand and use findings. The webinar outlines the tasks involved, options for carrying out those tasks, and resources from the BetterEvaluation site that can assist any evaluator. All webinars in this particular series are open to the public. 

BetterEvaluation Coffee Break Webinar 6/8: Synthesise Data from One or More Evaluations – Patricia Rogers

This webinar, part 6 in an 8-part series on the BetterEvaluation rainbow framework, focuses on combining data from one evaluation or from many evaluations to make overall evaluative judgments – including different approaches to systematic review of existing literature. The webinar outlines the tasks involved, options for carrying out those tasks, and resources from the BetterEvaluation site that can assist any evaluator. All webinars in this particular series are open to the public.

BetterEvaluation Coffee Break Webinar 5/8:Understand Causes of Outcomes and Impacts – Jane Davidson

This webinar, part 5 of an 8-part series on the BetterEvaluation rainbow framework, focuses on tasks to answer causal evaluation questions – using research designs and other strategies to understand the contribution of a program or policy to observed results. The webinar outlines the tasks involved, options for carrying out those tasks, and resources from the BetterEvaluation site that can assist any evaluator. All webinars in this particular series are open to the public.

BetterEvaluation Coffee Break Webinar 4/8: Describe Activities, Results and Context – Irene Guijt

This webinar, part 4 of an 8-part series on the BetterEvaluation rainbow framework, focuses on tasks to answer descriptive evaluation questions – deciding sampling strategies, developing or selecting measures and indicators, collecting or retrieving data in other ways, managing and analysing data, and combining qualitative and quantitative data. The webinar outlines the tasks involved, options for carrying out those tasks, and resources from the BetterEvaluation site that can assist any evaluator. All webinars in this particular series are open to the public.

BetterEvaluation Coffee Break Webinar 3/8: Frame the Boundaries of the Evaluation – Patricia Rogers

This webinar, part 3 in an 8-part series on the BetterEvaluation rainbow framework, focuses on tasks to frame the evaluation – deciding the purpose(s) of the evaluation, the key evaluation questions, and determining what success looks like for the intervention. The webinar outlines the tasks involved, options for carrying out those tasks, and resources from the BetterEvaluation site that can assist any evaluator.

Ban Ki-moon, Evaluation Week 2013 (United Nations Evaluation Group, UNEG)

Statement by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the Evaluation Week 2013 meeting organised by the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG). UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discusses the challenges of having sufficient insight in the results and impact of UN activities. A shift is necessary from evaluation being both underresourced and underutilized to self evaluation being part and parcel of the UN at all organizational levels.

PADev Participatory Assessment of Development: Interview Prof Ton Dietz

In this video Prof Ton Dietz (University of Amsterdam & African Studies Centre, Leiden) introduces the methodology of the Participatory Assessment of Development research project, which aims to improve the evaluation of development interventions in Africa. The research approach is participatory and holistic.