Three weeks later, three lasting impressions from the CES 2017
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Three weeks later, three lasting impressions from the CES 2017

Our colleague Lorenzo recently returned from the Canadian Evaluation Society annual conference in Vancouver, and relates his impressions of the event. From May 1st to May 3rd, 2017, the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) held its 2017 annual conference in beautiful Vancouver. It was a great learning opportunity, and I’ve been trying to reflect a little … Continue reading

Canada Builds on International Development Financing Momentum: The New Canadian Development Finance Institute
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Canada Builds on International Development Financing Momentum: The New Canadian Development Finance Institute

Hussein Amery, our Performance Measurement Practice Leader, describes and untangles the relationship between the new Canadian Development Finance Institute, Export Development Canada, and existing official development assistance flows. (May 23rd, 2017). The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau and the Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, formally announced the Canadian Development Finance Institute’s … Continue reading

What’s at Stake? Evaluation Ethics, Participation and Power
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What’s at Stake? Evaluation Ethics, Participation and Power

Dr. Eric Abitbol, Senior Consultant and Practice Leader for Environment, Security and Conflict Transformation at the Universalia Management Group, recently returned from the 2016 Conference of the American Evaluation Association, on the theme of “Evaluation + Design”. Below, he shares his reflections on his time at the conference, and on “what’s at stake” in contemporary … Continue reading

Leçons du Colloque de la SQEP 2016
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Leçons du Colloque de la SQEP 2016

Le 13 et 14 Octobre dernier, l’Université du Québec à Montréal accueillait les membres de la Société Québecoise d’Évaluation de Programme (SQEP) pour son 25e colloque annuel, axé autour du thème des “Révolutions de l’Évaluation – Regards vers le Futur de la Discipline”. Le colloque, qui s’organisa autour de formations, présentations, et tables rondes, attira … Continue reading

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Towards a Gender-Responsive Institutional and Organizational Assessment Model

By Emmanuel Trépanier  Understanding how organizations function and operate is fundamental because organizations link with every aspects of our world. Development agencies, in particular, ought to be able to understand and improve their performance (and that of the in-country partner organizations they support) if they are to deliver development assistance in an efficient way. The … Continue reading

Can Foundations Adapt to a Complex World? When Conventional Tools Are Not Enough
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Can Foundations Adapt to a Complex World? When Conventional Tools Are Not Enough

Are conventional ‘strategic philanthropy’ tools – such as goal-driven strategies, multi-year agendas and rigorous evaluations – really the solution to increase the odds of success? John Kania, Mark Kramer and Patty Russell recently contributed their thoughts on the question in the Summer 2014 edition of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. The authors make the following … Continue reading