Meta Evaluation

A meta-analysis of UN Women evaluations in 2016

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UN Women continuously seeks ways to accelerate its development results through improved programming and organizational effectiveness. To further facilitate the review of evaluative evidence and transform it into accessible knowledge, the UN Women Independent Evaluation Office annually produces a meta-analysis report.

The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index

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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.

Examining the relationship between community participation and program outcomes in a metaevaluation

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Authors: Nkwake, A.M. et alii.
Publication date: 2013, In: Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, Vol 9 (20)

The salience of stakeholder participation in community development is not disputed. However, there is a paucity of evidence that clearly links participation with program outcomes. By means of a metaevaluation, the authors examined the link between participation and program outcomes.

CLEAR M&E Roundtable Series # 6 - Systematic Reviews

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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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Utilization Focused Evaluation: A primer for evaluators

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Authors: Ramirez, R. & Brodhead, D.
Publication date: 2013

Utilization Focused Evaluation (UFE) facilitates a learning process in which people in the real world apply evaluation findings and experiences to their work. The focus is on intended users. It is a guiding framework, rather than a methodology. This primer is for practitioner evaluators and project implementers who have heard of UFE and are keen to test-drive the approach.

The Campbell Collaboration: Problem Formulation

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The Campbell Collaboration published a series of training videos which provide an introduction to the purpose of systematic reviews and their basic elements. These training videos guide viewers through the development of a research question for Campbell Review Protocols.  They also include an overview of other important issues to consider while formulating a comprehensive synthesis question.

The Campbell Collaboration: Literature Searching

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The Campbell Collaboration published a series of training videos which provide an introduction to the purpose of systematic reviews and their basic elements. This video provides an overview of the basics of literature searching using the Guide to Information Retrieval for Campbell Systematic Reviews.

The Campbell Collaboration: Coding (data extraction)

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The Campbell Collaboration published a series of training videos which provide an introduction to the purpose of systematic reviews and their basic elements. These videos offer guidance on information extraction from primary studies while conducting a systematic review. They also examine different approaches to study quality coding and discuss common issues that arise during the coding phase of a systematic review.

The Campbell Collaboration: Effect Size Calculation and Basic Meta-Analysis

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The Campbell Collaboration published a series of training videos which provide an introduction to the purpose of systematic reviews and their basic elements. This training video provides an introduction to the basics of meta-analysis, as well as an introduction to the computation of the standardized mean difference, correlation and odds ratio effect size statistics.